Wild innocence

Wild innocence

Original title: Sauvage innocence
Production: Canal+; Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC); Kasander Film Company; Les Films Alain Sarde; Why Not Productions
Country: France
Director: Philippe Garrel
Script: Marc Cholodenko; Chilique Garrel; Philippe Garrel; Arlette Langmann
Photography: Raoul Coutard
Music: Jean-Claude Vannier
Cast: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem; Julia Faure; Michel Subor
Year: 2001
Duration: 123
Genre: Drama
Color: BW
Original language: French
Languages available: French
Subtitles: No


François, a filmmaker, wants to make a feature against heroin in tribute to his wife died of an overdose. He wants to entrust the lead to Lucie, an actress with whom he has fallen in love. He seeks funding for his film, but he doesn't find a producer able to commit to the project. Until a man offers him a huge sum of money in exchange for passing a bag of heroin from one country to another.

 Co-production between France and Netherlands.


Winner at the Venice Film Festival 2001: FIPRESCI Prize Competition (Philippe Garrel)

Nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival 2001

Nominated for 2 Prix Michel Simon, from Acteurs à l'Écran 2002: Best Actress (Julia Faure); and, Best Actor (Mehdi Belhaj Kacem)


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