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A Violent Life (2017)

Une vie violente (original title)
Stephane moves to Paris to flee his past. The death of a former comrade brings back memories of his transformation from a middle class youth with conventional aspirations to a radicalized ... See full summary »


Thierry de Peretti


Guillaume Bréaud (screenplay), Thierry de Peretti (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Michelangeli Jean Michelangeli ... Stéphane
Henri-Noël Tabary Henri-Noël Tabary ... Christophe
Cédric Appietto Cédric Appietto ... Michel
Marie-Pierre Nouveau Marie-Pierre Nouveau ... Jeanne
Délia Sepulcre-Nativi Délia Sepulcre-Nativi ... Raphaëlle
Dominique Colombani Dominique Colombani ... François
Paul Garatte Paul Garatte ... Marc-Antoine
Jean-Étienne Brat Jean-Étienne Brat ... Micka
Anaïs Lechiara Anaïs Lechiara ... Vanessa
Paul Rognoni Paul Rognoni ... Maître Patrice Giudicelli
Gérard Mazzoni Gérard Mazzoni ... Gérard
Cédric Allessandri Cédric Allessandri ... Cédric
Théo Frimigacci Théo Frimigacci ... Théo
Stéphane Leca Stéphane Leca ... Stéphane
Petru Bracci Petru Bracci ... Petru


Stephane moves to Paris to flee his past. The death of a former comrade brings back memories of his transformation from a middle class youth with conventional aspirations to a radicalized activist with dangerous ties. Stephane returns to Corsica for his friend's funeral, knowing that this trip could cost him his life. Written by mycroftmy

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Release Date:

9 August 2017 (France) See more »

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A Violent Life See more »

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Bastia, Haute-Corse, France See more »


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Ken Loach in Corsica
15 August 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Ken Loach or Xavier Durringer could have made this feature that looks very like their cinema. THis is a sort of document, although being a fiction but highly inspired by actual events. Everybody knows that Corsica is a sort of French Sicily, an island where manhood is very important, as honor, land love, violence, brutality. We could say it is a didactic movie but I think the director says everything about the facts as they really occurred and the audiences can make their own opinion. It is well explained that the authentic independence fighters are like communist fighters before Stalin arrives, they don't believe in wealth or power, but only in justice, salvation and safety of their own father land. Their worst enemies are not the French government but first the Corsican mob, who ONLY believes in money, business, estate business, meaning billions and meaning the lost of Corsica identity. Independent fighters put the mob traffic and racket business in jeopardy, so the French government, of course, is too much glad to "help" the gangsters, the underworld, to get rid of the Corsican nationalists who can be a pain in the ass for the French politicians. And Corsica is also on the road of corruption, of nationwide bribery, as in Sicily, because of the near to be maffia, the Corsican underworld, andcertainly not the true authentic Nationalists who are some kind ofidealistic fighters for a lost in advance desperate war. Very good movie.

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