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Wild Life

OT: Vie sauvage

Cedric Kahn // France, 2014
Fiction Feature // FF2015
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After his ex-wife has been awarded custody of their two sons, Paco (Mathieu Kassovitz) flees with the children into the forest. From now on, the father and his 5 and 7-year old boys are on the run. But at the same time completely free. They constantly change their identities and their hiding-places, immerse themselves in nature and have unique encounters with flora and fauna. The three are self-sufficient, have left all conventions far behind and can sustain their escape for 11 years. Until the boys become teenagers and begin to question their father’s alternative lifestyle. Wild Life is a family drama and adventure film in one and is based on the true story of Xavier Fortin and his sons, which caused a major controversy in France.


At Cannes, CÉDRIC KAHN (*1966) won the Prix de la Jeunesse for Une Vie Meilleure [A Better Life] (2011). His previous films like L'Ennui (1998) or Roberto Succo (FILMFEST HAMBURG 001) also won several awards. Wild Life won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián film festival.



Vie sauvage

Fiction Feature





106 min

OV with English subtitles

Cedric Kahn

Nathalie Najem, Cédric Kahn

Mathieu Kassovitz, Céline Sallette, David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu, Romain Depret, Jules Ritmanic, Jenna Thiam, Tara-Jay Bangalter, Amandine Dugas

Kristina Larsen

Yves Cape

Simon Jacquet

Mathias Duplessy

Guillaume Deviercy

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