La Vie Nouvelle (A New Life)
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La Vie Nouvelle (A New Life)
In the scattered narrative of The New Life, men and women are for sale, apparently to be used as prostitutes, at a housing project somewhere in Eastern Europe. Melania (Anna Mouglalis of Merci Pour le Chocolat) is bought by a pimp, Boyan (Zsolt Nagy), who brings her into a room and torments her, painfully cutting off her hair with a pocketknife before forcefully kissing her. Seymour (Zachary Knighton), an American, goes to a strip club and watches some dancers. He is immediately attracted to Melania, and pays to have some private time with her. Once they're alone, he hesitates, uncertain… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Because the subject matter of the film is unremittingly bleak, the majority of the pleasure for most viewers will likely be derived from decoding these beguiling visuals and the thrill of not knowing what Grandrieux will come up with next."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
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