Back to Films

Film Detail

Add to research

Wild Side

  • slideshow_large

Synopsis

Stéphanie is a transsexual prostitute who plies her trade in Parisian discos, parks and hotel rooms. She lives with Jamel, a 30-year-old North African who also turns tricks. Together they manage to enjoy brief moments of happiness here and there when they go out dancing or spend time with her friends, many of whom are also transsexual.

One night Stéphanie meets Mikhail, a down-on-his-luck Russian immigrant living illegally in France. Soon, Mikhail falls in love with Stéphanie, and she ultimately makes a surprising decision to include both partners in her life.

Summoned to her childhood home in the north of France by her dying mother Liliane, Stéphanie (whose birth name was Pierre) tries to provide comfort to a woman who never really accepted her son's unconventional sexuality. She is joined by Mikhail and Jamel, who together with Stéphanie form a nurturing web of comfort and support.

Liliane finally dies in her sleep. En route to Paris, the three lovers are shown entwined in the same train compartment, an alternative family of sorts. But they are headed for an uncertain future, living on the margins of a society that is still not comfortable with outcasts, others and those living in-between.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
93 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Sebastien Lifshitz
Producer
Chris Curling, Phil Robertson
Co-Producer
Chris Curling, Phil Robertson
Editor
Stephanie Mahet
Screenwriter
Sebastien Lifshitz
Director of Photography
Agnes Godard
Sound
Yolande Decarsin
Music
Jocelyn Pook
Principal Cast
Stephanie Michelini, Yasmine Belmadi, Edouard Nikitine, Josiane Stoleru

Genre

Production Company

Range Films Ltd.
33 Percy Street
London W1T 2DF
UK

T+44 (0)20 7255 3555
F+44 (0)20 7255 3777

info@zephyrfilms.co.uk
http://www.zephyrfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Films Distribution
6 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
Paris 75006
France

T+33 1 53 10 33 99
F+33 1 53 10 33 98

http://www.filmsdistribution.com