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Life Kills Me (2002)

Vivre me tue (original title)
Based on Jack-Alain Léger's novel, this drama focuses on Paul and Daniel, two different brothers of North African origin, and their efforts to succeed in life. Paul has an university degree... See full summary »

Director:

Jean-Pierre Sinapi

Writers:

Jack-Alain Léger (novel) (as Paul Smaïl), Jean-Pierre Sinapi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sami Bouajila ... Paul Smaïl
Jalil Lespert Jalil Lespert ... Daniel Smaïl
Sylvie Testud ... Myriam
Simon Bakinde Simon Bakinde ... Diop
Roger Ibáñez Roger Ibáñez ... Monsieur Louis
Teco Celio Teco Celio ... Le père de Myriam (as Téco Celio)
Marc Andréoni ... Monsieur Benny
Djemel Barek Djemel Barek ... Tarik
Philippe Duclos ... Mr. Suard
Xavier de Guillebon Xavier de Guillebon ... DRC Aligrofarm
Lucien Longueville Lucien Longueville ... Monsieur Barthas
François Sinapi François Sinapi ... Pequod
Tassadit Mandi Tassadit Mandi ... La mère Smaïl
Mohamed Benguettaf Mohamed Benguettaf ... Le père Smaïl (as M'hamed Benguettaf)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Baptiste Anoumon Jean-Baptiste Anoumon
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Storyline

Based on Jack-Alain Léger's novel, this drama focuses on Paul and Daniel, two different brothers of North African origin, and their efforts to succeed in life. Paul has an university degree, but doesn't find a job worthy its name. While he is madly in love with Myriam, his beloved brother Daniel struggles with his identity as a, secretly gay, Muslim born in France and wants to be a famous bodybuilder, but finally becomes the "star" of a Hamburg sex club. When Daniel falls critically ill, Paul realizes what he is waiting for in life... Written by fippi2000

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

Cinétévé (French)

Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 June 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ei elämästä selviä hengissä See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,410
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Filmfest Hamburg) |

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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