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by Jean-Pierre Sinapi


Two brothers, born in France of Arab descent, their grandfather killed serving in the French army, their father a quiet, law-abiding “model immigrant”.
Paul Smaïl, 27. Intelligent, highly educated, full of unexpressed anger, he spends his time reading, dreaming, boxing... His younger brother Daniel, rebellious yet fragile, a body-builder who shapes his flesh relentlessly, building his muscles, punishing his body until it kills him.

international title: LIFE KILLS ME
original title: VIVRE ME TUE
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean-Pierre Sinapi
film run: 86'
release date: FR 18/06/2003
screenplay: Jean-Pierre Sinapi, Paul Smaïl
cast: Sami Bouajila, Jalil Lespert, Sylvie Testud, Simon Bakinde, Roger Ibanez
cinematography by: Pierre Aïm
film editing: Catherine Schwartz
music: Louis Sclavis
producer: Fabienne Servan-Schreiber
production: Cinétévé, ARTE France Cinéma, Gimages, Pandora Filmproduktion (DE)
distributor: Cinétévé
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