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A New Life

A New Life

A Feature film by Olivier Assayas

Produced by Arena Films

Release in France : 06/10/1993


    Tina is twenty. She has never met her father. She lives with her mother, Nadine, a solitary woman who keeps body and soul together through the kindness of former lovers. Tina works in a supermarket warehouse and is planning to marry Fred, a good-natured, slightly mixed-up guy her own age. On her mother's death, her fragile world falls apart. In spite of the tacit agreement forbidding it, she decides to find the man about whom she knows nothing : her father.
    But her first confrontation isn't with him. It's with Lise. Her half-sister. Before their father's return, they have a week to observe, deceive and try to find one another. Each in the face of the other's mystery.

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Arena Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Vega Film, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Bruno Pesery

    Screenwriter :

    Olivier Assayas

    Director of Photography :

    Denis Lenoir

    Production Manager :

    Baudoin Capet

    Production Designer :

    François-Renaud Labarthe

    Sound Mixer :

    François Musy

    Sound Recordist :

    François Musy

    Co-producers :

    Jérôme Clément, Jean Cazès

    Camera Operator :

    Jacques Monge

    Editor :

    Luc Barnier

    Costume designer :

    Françoise Clavel

    Still Photographer :

    Isabelle Weingarten

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Switzerland, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 2 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR