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14 April 2004 (France) See more »
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A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Three-cornered relationship of 3 social outcasts See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Stéphanie Michelini ... Stéphanie
Yasmine Belmadi ... Djamel
Edouard Nikitine ... Mikhail
Josiane Stoléru ... La mère
Corentin Carinos ... Le petit Pierre
Perrine Stevenard ... Caroline
Benoît Verhaert ... Le père de Pierre
Fabrice Rodriguez ... Le client de la boîte
Amine Adjina ... Le frère de Djamel
Christophe Sermet ... Nicolas
Loïc Pichon ... Le paysan
Veronika Pereverzeva ... La mère de Mikhail
Antony Hegarty ... Le chanteur du café
Gilles Forgeas ... Premier client du bois
Pierre Nahori ... Second client du bois
Ozgur Tosunoglu ... Troisième client du bois
Réjane Kerdaffrec ... La femme de la gare
Pierre-Arnaud Jolard ... Le client de la gare
Hugo Sablic ... L'asolescent de la gare
Giovanna ... Fille de la pétanque
Stella ... Fille de la pétanque
Mimouna Hedayati ... La mère de Djamel
Olga Abrego ... La matrone du squat
Tolsty ... Le tenancier du squat
Vladislas Laskevich ... Piotr
Sacha Yatchin ... Ovguéni
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fatima Adoum ... Mona
Florence Belame ... Une prostituée

Paris Benjamin ... Une prostituée
Emylou Brunet ... L'enfant de Nicolas
Didier De Neck ... Le médecin
Yann Delayaye ... L'ouvrier
Lucas Di Girolamo ... L'enfant du train
Luigi Di Girolamo ... L'homme du train
Angelique Ducrocq ... Le chauffeur du taxi
Aurélie Gibert ... La voleuse des puces
Jean-Marie Groux ... L'ambulancier
Aurélie Guichard ... La bonne soeur
Jean-Claude Joerger ... Le voyeur du bois
Ludovic Leplat ... L'ambulancier
Liliane Nataf ... L'infirmière
Michel Olivès ... Le voisin
Christophe Provost ... L'enfant de Nicolas
Valery Ribakov ... Un russe du squat
Bernadette Seinvin ... La voisine
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Directed by
Sébastien Lifshitz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stéphane Bouquet 
Sébastien Lifshitz 

Produced by
Chris Curling .... co-producer
Phil Robertson .... production executive producer
Gilles Sandoz .... producer
Christian Tison .... executive producer
Eric van Beuren .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jocelyn Pook 
 
Cinematography by
Agnès Godard 
 
Film Editing by
Stéphanie Mahet 
 
Casting by
Omri Ben Canaan 
 
Production Design by
Véronique Melery 
Roseanna Sacco  (as Roseanna Sacco-Colas)
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Mehu 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Moralis .... makeup department head (hair department head)
 
Production Management
Benoît Baverel .... assistant unit manager
Olivier Guerbois .... production manager
Geoffroy Hassoun .... unit manager
Gaëtane Josse .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Florence Gatineau-Saillant .... trainee assistant director
Julien Selleron .... second assistant director
Philippe Thiollier .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Emilie Ferrenq .... painter
 
Sound Department
Thaddée Bertrand .... dialogue editor
Yolande Decarsin .... sound
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Oversteijns .... key grip
Antoine Struyf .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Thaddée Bertrand .... assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Christophe Besnard .... assistant to producer
Tatiana Bouchain .... assistant to producer
Sophie Onteniente .... production assistant
Karen Waks .... script supervisor
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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France:93 min | USA:93 min | Belgium:110 min
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Three-cornered relationship of 3 social outcasts, 28 February 2005
Author: Kaos from Warwick, England

Wild Side was one of the best movies at last year's Rotterdam Film Festival, and is a must see for the admirers of Lifshitz (Corps overt, Les). The title refers to Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed.

The story follows the lives of three social outcasts. Stéphanie is 32, transsexual, a prostitute and tired of life. She finds incidental moments of happiness by going out or hanging around with her girlfriends. Stéphanie lives with Jamel (Terres froides, Les), an young North African who also occasionally works as a prostitute. When Stéphanie meets the Russian Michail, a deserter and illegal immigrant in France, she can't choose between the two men and a triangular relationship ensues.

The 3 characters are by society considered as outcasts, but the unlikely friends have found comfort and passion in each other. Lifshitz managed to create a mirror of life and hope, which is reflected through the beautiful performance of his actors.

The director provides a realistic picture of the life of his characters, without glorifying or glamorising the fringes of society. A movie for those who appreciate life, love and friendship.

8/10

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