Down 25,563 this week

Sempre vivu! (2007)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Ange, the mayor of a distant mountain village in Corsica becoming depopulated has launched a drama workshop supposed to give new life to the region. To this end he is to sign a contract ... See full summary »



(collaboration), (collaboration), 4 more credits »
0Check in

Related Items

Search for "Sempre vivu!" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sempre vivu! (2007)

Sempre vivu! (2007) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sempre vivu!.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Copacabana (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Boldly unconventional and cheerful, that's how one could describe Babou. Never having cared about social conventions, she is suddenly faced with the realization that her own daughter is ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Fitoussi
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Aure Atika, Lolita Chammah
Love Never Dies II (2012)
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As the love story continues in Coney Island The Phantom's undying love as grown for the sorprano singer Christine Daae. Christine, Gustave and Raoul go to Coney Island to sing for Mister Y.... See full summary »

Directors: Brett Sullivan, Simon Phillips
Stars: Ben Lewis, Anna O'Byrne, María Mercedes
Le furet (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A mysterious "Le Furet" (the Ferret) sends letters to the Parisian Police telling them when murders are going to be perpetrated, and in which Paris district. Each time nothing is stolen, ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Leboursier
Stars: Jany Holt, Colette Darfeuil, Pierre Renoir
London River (2009)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté, Sami Bouajila
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud.

Directors: Felix O. Adlon, Percy Adlon
Stars: Johannes Silberschneider, Barbara Romaner, Karl Markovics
La menace (1977)
Thriller | Crime | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. When his wife finds out, she lures his girlfriend to a cliff and throws herself of it, making the girlfriend look as her killer. ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Yves Montand, Carole Laure, Marie Dubois
13 Semester (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The friends Moritz and Dirk get accepted at the TU Darmstadt and leave their small home village in Brandenburg to set out for the big town to study business arithmetic (mathematical economics).

Director: Frieder Wittich
Stars: Max Riemelt, Dieter Mann, Robert Gwisdek
Albertine (2014)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Since her husband passed away, Albertine - a 81 year-old woman - decided to isolate herself from the world and disconnect from all social life, apparently waiting for death with haste. One ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Van Stratum
Stars: Jacqueline Staup, Bernard Jousset, Nicole Colchat
The Singer (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kassem Hawal
Stars: Amer Alwan, Tariq Hashim, Athmar Khider
Sonnwende (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Directors: Judith Angerbauer, Bernhard Landen
Stars: Roxane Duran, Piet Fuchs, Christine Kättner
La voleuse (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Jean Chapot
Stars: Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, Hans Christian Blech
Eden (TV Series 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Centers on a young hotel worker who, with the help of his escaped con artist cousin Eddie, gets a job as the concierge at an elite NYC hotel. Together they manage to provide the hotel guests with whatever they desire, at whatever the cost.

Stars: Happy Anderson, Joey Auzenne, Luis Ayala


Credited cast:
René Jauneau ...
Ange Michelangeli
Angèle Massei ...
Lellè Michelangeli
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
Sauveur Michelangeli
Elise Tielrooy ...
Pierre Laplace ...
Rinatu Michelangeli
Nathalie Grandhomme ...
Sarah Jossen ...
Guy Cimino ...
François Berlinghi ...
Jo Fondacci ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simone Calaud ...
Une villageoise
Fifine Canoni ...
Une villageoise
Pierre Gambini ...
Un musicien
Marie-Ange Geronimi ...
Une villageoise
Angèle Giacomini ...
Une villageoise


Ange, the mayor of a distant mountain village in Corsica becoming depopulated has launched a drama workshop supposed to give new life to the region. To this end he is to sign a contract with a cabinet minister for whom the villagers are rehearsing a play. It is the very day of the coming of the minister that Ange chooses to pass away, which infuriates his cantankerous wife Lellè. The contract must be signed anyway but how to go about it, mainly with such a family as Ange's: Rinatu, the nationalist, traditionalist son; Sauveur, the former local policeman turned politician; Marcia, Rinatu's daughter, determined to perform the play at any cost; Ange's two wives, the official one: the bad-tempered Lellè, and the unofficial one, the Indian domestic worker of Indian origin? To say nothing of Pantaleone, the deputy mayor, whose wife has been one of Ange's (numerous) mistresses. Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Official Sites:




Release Date:

16 June 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Avà he mortu!  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Viva Corsica!
7 August 2007 | by (Montigny-lès-Metz, France) – See all my reviews

Robin Renucci is a very good French theater and movie actor, playing mainly serious roles. So it came as a surprise to see him display such a sense of comedy in his first effort behind the camera "Sempre Vivu" (Still alive).

Renucci bases his story on a twofold personal experience: first he lives in a small village in the Corsican mountains, second he has launched a drama workshop in this remote place in order to revive it. Very logically indeed the plot is about a man in a remote Corsican village wanting to create an open air theater with a view to making people proud of themselves again while attracting people to this forlorn place.

The surprise is that "Sempre Vivu" has nothing of a documentary. The man who designed the theater project in the film is in no way a handsome Renucci lookalike but a pot-bellied, scheming though amiable old mayor.And the story is not a self-satisfied panegyric of Renucci's wonderful-devotion-to-his-village but a colorful comedy in the Commedia dell'Arte style (after all wasn't Corsica Italian before becoming French?).

The story is funny, told with liveliness. Like in Pagnol movies the characters have the gift of gab and are both annoying and endearing, combining refreshing spontaneity with shameless bad faith. The actors interpreting them are almost all unknown (many are amateurs from the village) but excellent. And their faces being alien to us reinforces the authenticity of the whole thing.

Another good point is the imagination and creativeness displayed by Rennucci and his collaborators. They never shy away from nonsense or surrealism. I particularly enjoyed such finds as the showdown between the two brothers imitation Rambo, imitation western, etc. as well as the old vaudeville version of the song "Ma Tonkinoise".

The icing on the cake is that Renucci manages, for all the farcical tone, to draw a faithful portrait of grass roots Corsica, a region where people are full of life but where life deserts them, where people are as full of energy as they are prone to scheming, where optimism runs alongside insincerity, where backward traditionalism and invigorating humor are at each other's throats. An engaging land full of contradictions Robin Renucci pays homage to with infectious good humor.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sempre vivu! (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: