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A Better Life

A Better Life

A Feature film by Cédric Kahn

Produced by Les Films du Lendemain

Release in France : 04/01/2012

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Les Films du Lendemain

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Mars Films, Maïa Cinéma, France 2 Cinéma

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Wild Bunch

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Les Films du Lendemain

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Mars Films

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Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old boy, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves pushed into a jungle of financing and bank loans that quickly overwhelms them. To bail them out, Nadia has to take a job in Canada, while Yann is forced to stay behind to save the restaurant. Together, he and the boy confront a relentless avalanche of
creditors, an uncaring system and the daily grind from which there is no respite… until Yann finally
understands that his only chance of salvation lies in joining his lover – as well as reuniting mother and child – and following Nadia to Canada and a better life.

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Executive Producer :

Kristina Larsen

Screenwriters :

Cédric Kahn, Catherine Paillé

Co-producer :

Gilles Sandoz

Sound recordists :

Olivier Mauvezin, Marie-Claude Gagné, Sylvain Bellemare

Production manager :

Aude Cathelin

Editor :

Simon Jacquet

Production Designers :

François Abelanet, Emmanuel Frêchette

Casting :

Antoine Carrard

Sound Mixer :

Olivier Dô Hûu

Assistant directors :

Valérie Megard, Denis Kralj

Foreign producers :

Daniel Louis, Denise Robert

Director of Photography :

Pascal Marti

Assistant Operator :

Chloé Fassio

Press Attaché (film) :

André-Paul Ricci

Sound Editor :

Sylvain Bellemare

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Costume designer :

Nathalie Raoul

Still Photographers :

Jan Thijs, Jean-Claude Moireau

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Feature film

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France, Canada

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Majority French (France, Canada)

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1 h 50 min

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