26.9. - 5.10.2019

Life kills me France, Germany 2002 | 86 min | OV | | FF 2003

rated for 0 + years
Following Sinapi’s celebrated debut, “Nationale 7”, this is a tale of second-generation outsiders. Paul (Sami Bouajila) and his younger brother, Daniel (Jalil Lespert), of Moroccan descent, were born and raised in France. Despite a good education, Paul can only find work delivering pizzas. He relieves his frustrations in the boxing ring. Secretly, he is also writing a book, and has a relationship with Myriam (Sylvie Testud). Daniel seeks recognition as a bodybuilder, but an overdose of anabolic steroids puts him in a hospital in Hamburg. Sinapi artistically moves between Hamburg and France as the brothers search for the meaning of life.
Orig. Title: Vivre me tue
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: French, German
Director: Jean-Pierre Sinapi
Screenplay: Jean-Pierre Sinapi, Daniel Tonachella
Cast: Sami Bouajila, Jalil Lespert, Sylvie Testud
Producer: Fabienne Servan-Schreiber,Karl Baumgartner
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Louis Scalvis
Camera: Pierre Aïm
Set Designer:
Cutter: Catherine Schwartz
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wild Bunch, 99, Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 53 01 50 26, Fax: + 33 1 53 01 50 49, e-mail:
Production: Pandora Film, Ebertplatz 21, 50668 Köln, Germany, Tel: +49 221 97 33 20, Fax: +49 221 97 33 29, e-mail: