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by Philippe Gandrieux


Somewhere in Eastern Europe, Melania is bought by Boyan, a pimp. Seymour, a North American tourist, goes to a striptease joint where he’s immediately attracted by Melania and pays to be alone with her. Seymour’s obssession with the girl grows and he tries to buy her, ignoring the advice of his friend Roscoe. Seymour dreams of taking Melania away with him, but Boyan is determined to keep her.

international title: A New Life
original title: La vie nouvelle
country: France, Bulgaria
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Gandrieux
release date: FR 27/11/2002
screenplay: Philippe Gandrieux, Eric Vuillard
cast: Anna Mouglais, Zack Knighton, Marc Barbé, Zolt Nagy, Raoul Dantec, Josh Pearson
cinematography by: Stéphane Fontaine
film editing: Françoise Tourmen
music: Etant Donnes
producer: Catherine Jaquis, Pierre Benqué, Emmanuel Schlumberger
production: Maïa Cinéma, ARTE France Cinéma, Sofilm
distributor: Mars Films Distribution
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