Vie Sauvage

Wild Life

Philippe Fournier, aka Paco, lives with his six and seven year old sons, having decided not to give them back to their mother after she won custody of the children. As children and then adolescents, Okyesa and Tsali Fournier must live their lives in the shadows, assuming different identities, hunted by the police but always free and on the move. From attics to farmhouses, caravans to communes, they live in harmony with nature and their animals. They live with constant danger and fear, but also with the solidarity and bonds formed with friends met on the road, and the joys of living life off the grid. 11 years spent on the run all across France: a journey that would define their identity. The film is a free adaptation of HORS SYSTÈME ONZE ANS SOUS L’ÉTOILE DE LA LIBERTÉ by Okwari, Shahi’Yena and Xavier Fortin, written with Laurence Vidal (JC Lattès).

Director's Biography
Cédric Kahn was born in 1966 in France. Kahn’s TROP DE BONHEUR was awarded with the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes International Film Festival. L’ENNUI won him the prestigious Louis Delluc Prize. His subsequent films ROBERTO SUCCO and RED LIGHTS competed at the Cannes International Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival, respectively. // Films (selection): TROP DE BONHEUR (1994), L’ENNUI (1998), ROBERTO SUCCO (2001), FEUX ROUGES (Red Lights, 2004), L’AVION (2004), LES REGRETS (Regrets, 2009), UNE VIE MEILLEURE (A Better Life, 2011), VIE SAUVAGE (Wild Life, 2014)
European Panorama 2015
Cédric Kahn
France 2014
106 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Nathalie Najem, Cédric Kahn
Cinematography Yves Cape
Editing Simon Jacquet
Sound/Sounddesign Pascal Jasmes, Jean-Pierre Duret, Sylvain Malbrant, Thomas Gauder
With Mathieu Kassovitz, Céline Sallette, David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu, Romain Depret, Jules Ritmanic, Jenna Thiam, Tara-Jay Bangalter, Amandine Dugas, Michael Dichter, Brigitte Sy, Olivier Granier, Dominique Bes, Julien Thiou, Judith Simon, Emilia Derou-Bernal
Producer(s) Kristina Larsen (Les Films du Lendemain) KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Les films du Lendemain), Delphine Tomson (Les films du Fleuve)
Les Films du Lendemain 17 quai des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris France T +33 1 55 42 14 79 F +33 1 55 42 14 77 Koproduktion / Co-Production Les films du Fleuve (BE), France 2 (FR), Cinéma Belgacom (BE)