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Wild Life (2014)

Vie sauvage (original title)
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Paco and Nora once were an ideally matched couple. Both loved nature, nomadic or semi-nomadic life and agreed to raise their children far from the corruption of the consumer society. But ... See full summary »

Director:

Cédric Kahn

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Okwari Fortin (book), Shahi'Yena Fortin (book) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Kassovitz ... Philippe Fournier - dit Paco
Céline Sallette ... Carole Garcia - dite Nora
David Gastou David Gastou ... Tsali Fournier (9 ans)
Sofiane Neveu Sofiane Neveu ... Okyesa Fournier (8 ans)
Romain Depret Romain Depret ... Tsali Fournier (adolescent)
Jules Ritmanic Jules Ritmanic ... Okyesa Fournier (adolescent)
Jenna Thiam ... Céline
Tara-Jay Bangalter Tara-Jay Bangalter ... Thomas (11 ans)
Amandine Dugas Amandine Dugas ... Clara
Michaël Dichter Michaël Dichter ... Gaspard
Brigitte Sy ... Geneviève
Olivier Granier Olivier Granier ... Le père de Nora
Dominique Bes Dominique Bes ... La mère de Nora
Julien Thiou Julien Thiou ... Clovis
Judith Simon Judith Simon ... Dom
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Paco and Nora once were an ideally matched couple. Both loved nature, nomadic or semi-nomadic life and agreed to raise their children far from the corruption of the consumer society. But Nora, unlike Paco, grew tired of such a lifestyle and left Paco taking their children with her. Paco would not accept what he considered a betrayal, all the more since Nora had obtained custody of the children. Taking advantage of his access to his children, Paco took flight with his two sons, Tsali and Okyesa. Their escape was to last an amazing eleven years... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Another little-known fact about this movie is that Tara-Jay Bangalter's sister, musician Jeanne-Marie Bangalter, auditioned for a role in the film, but he forced her to never leak her audition or even get into the film. See more »

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Variations sur La ci darem la mano
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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The true life
21 September 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

It could have been a Tony Gatlif film, although it is not a movie about gypsies. But it's a true, genuine story about freedom and an offbeat way of living. The storyline has already told it so I won't repeat it, but believe me this feature grabs you from the beginning to the end. Actors play here tremendously, as they would in actual life, as any real person would behave. It's also a story about love and impossible dreams, impossible achievements for a better life. Celine Salette is better than ever and so is Mathieu Kassovitz as the runaway father and his wayward kids. Such outcasts communities exist in the deep french countryside. I guess it was not released widely enough to have to be watched by large audiences. So shame.


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Language:

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Release Date:

29 October 2014 (France) See more »

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$518,858
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