A better life. A guessed right criticism of the current situation
A better life.
A guessed right criticism of the current situation
Movie: A better life.
Original title: It joins vie meilleure.
Interpretation: Guillaume Canet (Yann), Leïla Bekhti (Nadia), Slimane Khettabi, Abraham Belaga.
Direction: Cédric Kahn.
Country: France. Year: 2011.
Duration: 110 min. Genre:
Drama. Script: Cédric Kahn and Catherine Paillé.
Production: Kristina Larsen and Gilles Sandoz. Music: Akido.
It photographs: Pascal Marti. Assembly: Simon Jacquet.
Production design: Olivier Puyrenier.
Distributor: Golem. I release in France: On January 4, 2012. I release in Spain: On September 28, 2012.
Qualification for ages: Not recommended for 12-year-old minors.
The first thing that it is possible to say about the last movie of Cedric Kahn is that it is, first of all, a realistic movie, which treats about perfect form how the economic powers asphyxiate to more in need that they fight to improve its quality of life, or simply to survive a reality that every time turns out to be to them more a slope arrives.
The love, the drama and the economy are mixed of perfect form for place to this movie, the relation between the single mother of a nine-year-old child (Slimane Khettabi) and barmaid called Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) and the cook, Yann (Guillaume Canet), begins with a paradox in its first dialogue, «without experience there is no work and without work there is no experience», after its rapid infatuation, they decide to embark in a risky project to open a restaurant. Its euphoria goes on quickly to despair when they realize that they cannot face on the multiple credits that have asked for what ends up by unleashing the separation of the couple, when she decides to accept a work in Canada to gain more money and to try to settle the solution.
It is in this point where we can say that the real relation of the movie begins between Yann and the child, Slimane, the personage the one about that turns the whole movie, which has remained with him until it could go with its mother to Canada. It is a relation full of contrasts, we see dramatic or negligent scenes between them while they discuss or the child sleeps in a discotheque while Yann is of holiday and scenes where Yann it has slept in arms or they joke in the bed with a friend who snores.
In this point, in that its situation is completely desperate and almost they have neither to live, Yann realizes finally that of nothing it serves to swim to cross-current, or try to obtain a bank help or of the public services, so he decides to go to Canada the three meet again again and to try to live through a better life.
I send myself finally to the first paragraph, the history of this movie is a fiction but it has clear reality dyes, the situation through that the protagonists live is the one through that more and more persons live, the photo that shows us the movie sometimes is real, not constructed, real houses okupas with families, suburbs and a quality of life that borders on the poverty.
A Better Life is a good movie, the actors are really believable in its roles, the photo is achieved perfectly and the music, which has a scarce appearance in the movie, fits of exact form in the situations in which one needs it. For all this, if for what one looks is to enjoy of a little drama, some romanticism and clear and guessed right criticism of the prevailing neoliberal economic situation in the current society, Una Vida Mejor is the movie to be chosen.
Juan Matilla Varas
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