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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


    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.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Lendemain

    Co-productions :

    Mars Films, Maïa Cinéma, France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

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    Les Films du Lendemain

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    French distribution :

    Mars Films

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    Full credits (18)

    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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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    News (3)

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