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Wild Side (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 14 April 2004 (France)
A transgender woman who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stéphanie Michelini ... Stéphanie
Yasmine Belmadi Yasmine Belmadi ... Djamel
Edouard Nikitine Edouard Nikitine ... Mikhail
Josiane Stoléru Josiane Stoléru ... La mère
Corentin Carinos Corentin Carinos ... Le petit Pierre
Perrine Stevenard Perrine Stevenard ... Caroline
Benoît Verhaert Benoît Verhaert ... Le père de Pierre
Fabrice Rodriguez Fabrice Rodriguez ... Le client de la boîte
Amine Adjina Amine Adjina ... Le frère de Djamel
Christophe Sermet Christophe Sermet ... Nicolas
Loïc Pichon Loïc Pichon ... Le paysan
Veronika Pereverzeva Veronika Pereverzeva ... La mère de Mikhail
Anohni ... Le chanteur du café (as Antony Hegarty)
Gilles Forgeas Gilles Forgeas ... Premier client du bois
Pierre Nahori Pierre Nahori ... Second client du bois
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In Paris, the thirty-two years old travesty Stéphanie a.k.a. Pierre is a streetwalker that lives with the Egyptian gay hustler Djamel and the Russian gay Mikhail that works in a restaurant. When the hospital where her mother Liliane is terminal calls her, she travels with her two lovers to the countryside to look after her dying mother. While at home, she recalls her childhood and how she met Djamel and Mikhail. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

14 April 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria plevra See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,268, 12 June 2005

Gross USA:

$15,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,355
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2.35 : 1
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I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy
(Film Version)
Arranged By [Cordes] Jocelyn Pook
Composed By, Lyrics By Anohni (as Antony)
Vocals by Anohni
(p) 2004 Antony
© 2004 Naïve
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Unconventional Love Story
12 April 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Paris, the thirty-two years old travesty Stéphanie (Stéphanie Michelini) a.k.a. Pierre is a streetwalker that lives with the Egyptian gay hustler Djamel (Yasmine Belmadi) and the Russian gay Mikhail (Edouard Nikitine) that works in a restaurant. When the hospital where her mother Liliane (Josiane Stoléru) is terminal calls her, she travels with her two lovers to the countryside to look after her dying mother. While at home, she recalls her childhood and how she met Djamel and Mikhail.

"Wild Side" is an unconventional love story recommended for specific audiences. I am not fan of movies about homosexual relationships, but "Wild Side" is a good movie indeed, a sort of gay version of "Jules et Jim" regarding a woman divided by her two lovers. The performances are top notch and very realistic especially considering that this is the first work of Stéphanie Michelini and Edouard Nikitine. Unfortunately the characters are awfully developed and never explains why Pierre left her hometown when he was fifteen years old and why he became a travesty. Or why Mikhail left home in Russia. Or why Djamel has a relationship problem with his mother; further, the abrupt conclusion is disappointing and pointless. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Lado Selvagem" ("Wild Side")


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