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      Wild Side

      Released Jun 10, 2005 1h 34m Drama List
      63% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 80% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Along with one (Edouard Nikitine) of her live-in lovers, a woman (Stéphanie Michelini) returns to her home village to visit her dying mother. Read More Read Less

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times Lyrical yet succinct. Rated: 4/5 Jun 23, 2005 Full Review Russell Edwards Variety A morbid and self-important homosexual Jules & Jim for the new millennium. Jun 10, 2005 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International The woe-is-me, pity-please ambiance with which Lifschitz has suffused his movie becomes more than a little hard to take. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review Don Willmott A weirder mnage trois you will never encounter. Rated: 4/5 Aug 19, 2006 Full Review Andy Klein Los Angeles CityBeat Lif****z obviously hopes for the best for Stphanie and friends, yet the film is filled with doubts and sadness. Jun 24, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A bizarre love triangle among a transsexual prostitute & 2 bi-sexual men. Depressing as [Presque Rien] in vein although the latter looks way more substantial than this one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Very well-directed glimpse into the intertwined lives of two bi males and the transsexual they both love. Ironically, Yasmine Belmadi died in a scooter accident this summer; his character tells Mikhail about a serious accident he had on a scooter. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member It started a little confusing and kind of slow... but once you got to know the characters and begin to understand their relationships, their sorrows and their past, you get really involved in their stories. The cinematography is fantastic and combines with the melancholy of the story. The three main characters are magnificently interpreted. It's sad that some things are left in the air, but i think that was the point. Here's a very poetic and beautiful movie, that people should see it without any kind of prejudice. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Viewers are either going to walk out after 10 minutes or, like this more tolerant critic, get caught up in the sordid lives of the three misfits and stick around for the ambiguous ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member la sequenza iniziale più toccante che mi sia capitato di vedere di recente. (antony, con la sua voce.) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This is definitely not an action packed thriller. Think of it more as a French version of Transamerica. Stephanie Michelini plays a pre-surgical transsexual prostitute who returns home to care for her dying mother. A moving performance. Her two live-in lovers join her in the countryside. The entire film consists of the interplay between these three unlikely lovers and their reminiscences of their lives up to this point. Poignant and thoughtful, rather than wild and wooly, it presents a solid argument for allowing people to be who they are without trying to make them fit society's approval. So if your thing is bang-bang shoot-'em-ups, this won't work for you. But if you are willing to be uncomfortable and to follow this non-linear story, you might be rewarded with a new sympathy for a sad segment of society. This viewer found the relaxed pace and the scenery to be quite enough to keep one entertained. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Along with one (Edouard Nikitine) of her live-in lovers, a woman (Stéphanie Michelini) returns to her home village to visit her dying mother.
      Sébastien Lifshitz
      Gilles Sandoz
      Stéphane Bouquet, Sébastien Lifshitz
      Wellspring Cinema
      Production Co
      Maïa Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 10, 2005, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 25, 2005
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 34m