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355 Ratings

A New Life

La vie nouvelle

Directed by Philippe Grandrieux
France, 2002


Contrary to the forward-looking title, the new life is a bleak one. At a brothel-like hotel in an East European city, the young American soldier Seymour (Zach Knighton) encounters and becomes obsessed with the prostitute Mélania (Anna Mouglalis).

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A New Life
Directed by Philippe Grandrieux

Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2002 | Visions

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2003 | Critics' Choice

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2009 | Cutting Edge of French Cinema

BFI London Film Festival

2002 | French Revolutions

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