The Life

by Daniel Duval 2h France 1979
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The Life
by Daniel Duval

Marie is a young girl from a working-class family who falls for Gerard before she discovers he is a vicious, sadistic pimp. She is degraded, abused, and beaten regularly by Gerard as she is forced into a life of prostitution. Marie later decides she must leave her pimp to regain control of her body, mind, and soul.

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  • Miou-Miou : Marie
  • Maria Schneider : Maloup
  • Daniel Duval : Gérard
  • And with: Niels Arestrup, Jean Benguigui, Martine Ferrière


  • Director Daniel Duval
  • Scenario Daniel Duval, Jeanne Cordelier, Christopher Frank
  • Photo director Michel Cénet
  • Set Design Jean-Louis Trinquier, Frédéric de Foucaud
  • Costume Design Corinne Jorry
  • Editing Jean-Bernard Bonis
  • Original music Vladimir Cosma
  • Producer Gérard Lorin, Benjamin Simon
  • Production Compagny ATC 3000, S.N. Prodis
  • Distributor TF1 Films Production

Technical information

  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1979
  • Release date for France10/17/1979
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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