Le Meilleur de la vie (1985)

aka: A Better Life
Drama


Film Review

Le Meilleur de la vie picture
Le Meilleur de la vie is a French film drama first released in France on 22nd May 1985, directed by Renaud Victor. Cinematography was by Richard Copans. It stars Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Bonnaffé, Jean-Marc Bory, Marie-Christine Barrault and Julie Jézéquel. It has also been released under the title: A Better Life.   It is a Garance production, distributed by Odessa Films.   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 30 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Le Meilleur de la vie is: good - passable entertainment.

The actor Sandrine Bonnaire has also appeared in: Monsieur Hire (1989), La Cérémonie (1995), Mademoiselle (2001) and Joueuse (2009).

Other drama films of the 1980s from France that are worth watching include: Claude Pinoteau's La 7ème cible (1984), Louis Malle's Au revoir, les enfants (1987), Anne-Marie Miéville's Le Livre de Marie (1984), Maurice Pialat's Sous le soleil de Satan (1987) and Claude Chabrol's Une affaire de femmes (1988).



Film Credits

  • Director: Renaud Victor
  • Script: Renaud Victor, Charles Boyadjian, Sophie Rouffio, Gérard Brach, Muriel Téodori
  • Cinematographer: Richard Copans
  • Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire (Véronique), Jacques Bonnaffé (Adrien), Jean-Marc Bory (Le père de Véronique), Marie-Christine Barrault (La mère de Véronique), Julie Jézéquel (Solange), Jenny Clève (La mère d'Adrien), Renaud Victor (L'inconnu), Yann Dedet (Henri), Valérie Dumas (Colette), Victor Charlier (Le pianiste), Philippe Bianco (Le vieil homme), Michel Springer (Hervé), Pierre Hossein (Un ami de Véronique au cinéma), Jean-Michel Carton (L'employé du train postal), Julien Lecaçon (L'ami du café), Julien Olivier (Le père d'Adrien), Christophe Rouffio (Le premier déménageur), Serge Bagatte (Le second déménageur), Lionnel Buannic (Le frère d'Adrien), Elisabeth Benos (L'infirmière), Nolluen Vandestien (Une petite fille au mariage), Camille Peran (Une petite fille au mariage), Thaïs Kelberin (Une petite fille au mariage), Manuel Flèche (Un ami de Véronique au bar), Juliette Binoche (Une amie de Véronique au bar)
  • Editor: Jean Gargonne
  • Production company: Garance, Odessa Films, Les Films du Passage, CMCC, P.O.P.
  • Country: France
  • Language: French
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Aka: A Better Life


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