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La vraie vie est ailleurs (2006)

What if to leave was in fact to find oneself? What if to take a train became a journey within oneself? Naples. Berlin. Marseille. Three encounters. What if real life was somewhere else to be found?


Frédéric Choffat
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Credited cast:
Sandra Amodio Sandra Amodio ... Woman in Marseille
Vincent Bonillo Vincent Bonillo ... Man in direction Marseille
Dorian Rossel Dorian Rossel ... Man in direction Berlin
Jasna Kohoutova ... Woman in direction Berlin
Antonella Vitali Antonella Vitali ... Woman in direction Naples
Roberto Molo Roberto Molo ... Man in direction Naples
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aline Maclet Aline Maclet ... Réceptionniste marseille
Gilles Tschudi ... Security guard


Geneva train station. A woman leaves for Marseilles to give a conference. A man is on his way to Berlin to discover his new born child. A young woman is off to live in Naples. When one person invites itself to take a seat next to someone else, a new reality can start off. Three people meeting, three life stories which switch on the platform of a railway station. Written by Julie GILBERT

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

7 January 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Das wahre Leben ist anderswo See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The best swiss film I've seen in 2007
26 August 2007 | by zbalaiSee all my reviews

I saw this film yesterday, it is still running in my head. I was caught by the first frames and the music escorting them. The director simply hit me with a very familiar and warm feeling. Maybe because I do travel sometimes on train here in Switzerland. Camera and cuts are beautifully composed to create a very good attention flow, you don't even think about leaving the film. The stories are not complicated, but they give you a kind of mini-cataclysm, because you too had similar experiences in your life.

If you are for action and effects, don't look at this film. If you love casual art and simplicity, its your film.

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