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Une vie meilleure (2011)

 -  Drama  -  4 January 2012 (France)
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Yann (Guillaume Canet) and Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) fall in love. Nadia has acquired a crumbling building in a Paris suburb and the couple decide to renovate it to launch a restaurant. But ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yann
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Nadia
Slimane Khettabi ...
Slimane
Abraham Belaga ...
Le marchand de sommeil
Nicolas Abraham ...
L'entrepreneur
François Favrat ...
Le banquier
Brigitte Sy ...
La femme bénévole surendettement
Fayçal Safi ...
L'acolyte du marchand de sommeil
Annabelle Lengronne ...
La voisine de Yann
Valérie Even ...
La femme du restaurant en Vendée
Daria Kapralska ...
La fille du restaurant en Vendée
Yann Andrieu ...
Le copain en Vendée
Atika Taoualit ...
L'assistance sociale au Collège
Arnaud Ducret ...
Patron Nadia
Adou Khan ...
Vigile magasin chaussures de sport
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Yann (Guillaume Canet) and Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) fall in love. Nadia has acquired a crumbling building in a Paris suburb and the couple decide to renovate it to launch a restaurant. But things turn upside down, high financing costs make things difficult, and Nadia, has to accept a temporary work opportunity in Montreal to pitch in with extra money. She has to leave her son Slimane (Slimane Khettabi) to Yann. Things get even worse when Nadia disappears without a trace.[1] Yann has to sell the building at a low price, not enough to pay all his debts, and has to move with Slimane from his nearby caravan to an unattractive room, which he rents from the buyer. He robs the man and travels with Slimane to Canada. He finds Nadia, she is in custody. He comes to the prison but at first she refuses to accept the visit. The next day she allows him to visit her but to Slimane's regret she refuses to see him, out of shame. She is there for drug possession, but she is innocent. The next time she ... Written by wikipedia

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great performances, lovely film
30 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this last night at the Seattle International Film Festival. None of the 4 of us knew much about it and we all enjoyed it immensely.

Refreshingly bleak slice of life about folks on the slippery slope of life's troubles.

Fantastic performances, particularly from the lead actor. I will certainly check out more of his work.

The scenes with his young co-star are lovely, showing the best of a chosen family, even in the most desperate of times.

I loved the time and space the director allowed for quiet character compositions.


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