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Stolen Life

Stolen Life

A Feature film by Yves Angelo

Produced by F Comme Film

Release in France : 09/09/1998


    Three women live together in an old rectory on the seashore. Alda lends her body to a string of carnal relationships but never commits her feelings. Olga, the elder sister, has opted for a reclusive life as the soul of the household. Her daughter, Sigga, is a young adolescent. The house harbors a finely balanced marriage between desire and memory—until Olga’s destiny tips the scales.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    F Comme Film

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    France 3 Cinéma

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    Alda took over her dead sister’s place in the same way that Olga, the character I play, took over the role of the mother. ‘Stolen Life’ is about time, generations that step into each other’s shoes and a shared memory that secretly holds a family together. What appealed to me was the relation-ship between the two sisters. I find the devotion they have for each other, that love that goes all the way, very beautiful. And I loved playing a lonely person. It’s a very rich part. Olga is a very solid person from the others’ point of view. She keeps her fragility to herself. She doesn’t show her feelings or complain. You can’t explain her. I still have all kinds of questions about her. She’s like the film. It stirred me up a lot when I saw it: so gentle on the surface and so violent underneath. (Sandrine Bonnaire in “Le Figaro”, September 5th 1998)

    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Louis Livi

    Line Producer :

    Bernard Marescot

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Lhomme

    Sound Assistant :

    Bernard Chaumeil

    Production Manager :

    Marc Vade

    Editor :

    Thierry Derocles

    Continuity supervisor :

    Véronique Lagrange

    Casting :

    Margot Capelier

    Sound mixers :

    Gérard Lamps, Jean-Paul Hurier

    Assistant Director :

    Philippe Chapus

    Screenwriters :

    Yves Angelo, Nancy Huston

    Sound recordists :

    Pierre Gamet, Gérard Lamps

    Assistant Operator :

    David Grinberg

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Assistant Editor :

    Claude Broutin

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Baptiste Poirot

    Costume designer :

    Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle

    Still Photographer :

    Dominique Le Strat

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)


    Out of Competition

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


    Official Competition