Vivre au paradis


1h 44m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Lakhdar is an Algerian immigrant to Paris in the late 1950s who, like many others, is forced to live in squalid conditions while working as a laborer. He misses his family so much that her brings them to join him, and his wife Nora is horrified by the life she has come to. Without Lakhdar's knowledg

Film Details

Also Known As
Viviendo en el paraíso
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal
Location
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Lakhdar is an Algerian immigrant to Paris in the late 1950s who, like many others, is forced to live in squalid conditions while working as a laborer. He misses his family so much that her brings them to join him, and his wife Nora is horrified by the life she has come to. Without Lakhdar's knowledge, she becomes a political activist, fighting for better conditions and against the pervasive racism that Algerians are facing from their colonisers.

Film Details

Also Known As
Viviendo en el paraíso
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal
Location
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best First Feature at the 1999 Venice Film Festival.

Winner of the Golden Tanit for Best Film at the 1998 Carthage Film Festival of Arab and African Cinema.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States 1999

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Perspectives) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Shown at Carthage Film Festival of Arab and African Cinema in Carthage, Tunisia October 23-31, 1998.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Regional Premieres) October 20 - November 15, 1999.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Perspectives) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Regional Premieres) October 20 - November 15, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Carthage Film Festival of Arab and African Cinema in Carthage, Tunisia October 23-31, 1998.)