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Les Corps ouverts

Fortnight 1998, Short film, 47 minutes


« This troubled individual has nothing to say, in the course of his wanderings and encounters, he simply reflects the situation of individuals in our society. » Rémi is 18. He divides his time between high school, which bores him, his family, his friend Thomas and the grocery store where he works nights. His life is monotonously uneventful. One day, out of curiosity, he attends an audition. The director, Marc, is taken with his acting as well as with his physique. Later, Marc and Rémi sleep together. Confused by this experience as well as his father’s illness, Rémi loses all bearings. He wanders the streets, engages in numerous sexual encounters, both male and female, to lose himself – unless it is to prove something to himself. But what ?


Sébastien Lifshitz

Sébastien Lifshitz studied art and worked in the contemporary art world from 1990. He turned to filmmaking in 1994, making several fiction films and documentaries, garnering awards in many festivals. In 2012, his documentary Les Invisibles was in the in the main Selection at Cannes and won the César for Best Documentary the following year. After Les Corps Ouverts in 1998 and The Crossing in 2001, he is back at the Directors’ Fortnight for the third time with Les Vies de Thérèse.

Malik Zidi
Margot Abascal
Mohamed Damraoui
Pierre-Loup Rajot
Yasmine Belmadi

Pascal Poucet

Yolande Decarsin, Cyril Holtz

Stéphanie Mahet, Jeanne Moutard

Set decoration
Valérie Mrejen

Production : Lancelot Films, 65 rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, 75010 Paris, France Tél. : (33) 1 45 23 14 39 Fax : (33) 1 42 46 48 42 – Michka Productions Vente à l’étranger : Lancelot Films Distribué en France par : Magouric Productions, 9 rue de Clignancourt, 75018 Paris, Tél. : 01 53 09 93 10 Fax : 01 42 02 35 48