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|Regie:||Mehdi Idir, Grand Corps Malade|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 111 Min|
|FSK:||From 6 years|
Actually Benjamin (Pablo Pauly) still had so many plans for his young life. But I don't think that's going to happen anymore. Because after a neck vertebra fracture, he'll probably never walk again. He can't talk on the phone, go to the toilet or eat, either. He lies only in his bed in the rehabilitation clinic and is facing a difficult time. Although many gloomy clouds hang over his future, Benjamin is not willing to give up. Much frustration is lifted by small successes in rehabilitation, but also by friendship with other patients like Farid (Soufiane Guerrab). And so Benjamin trains himself slowly but surely back into life and offers with a lot of fighting spirit and humor the desperation of his forehead…
Fabien Marsaud, who became known as HipHop artist Grand Corps Malade, had a serious accident in 1997, by which he was partially paralyzed. Although he was initially told that he would never be able to run again, he was able to walk on the stick again in 1999 after hard and intensive training. A few years later he started in the poetry slam scene before making his breakthrough as a musician in 2006. In 2012 he published his autobiographical novel "Patients", which he has now filmed himself together with Mehdi Idir.
"Lieber leben" uses fictional characters to tell his true experiences from the time of rehab. The film was even shot in the clinic where Grand Corps Malade did his rehabilitation. It is a very personal film, which despite its very difficult theme is infused with an infectious joie de vivre and a refreshing lightness. The two directors succeeded in finding a balanced mixture of drama and humor. The film embeds lifelike characters who skilfully elude the stereotypes of similar films.
"Living Better" is full of moments that could easily have seemed kitschy or superimposed. But the pleasantly unsentimental and yet very sensitive, charming staging turns these moments into wonderful scenes, which result in a movie that goes to your heart, strains your laugh muscles and stimulates your tear gland a little bit. An entertaining song of praise for friendship, humanity and life with all its positive and negative facets. Or in short: A wonderful film that simply makes its viewers happy. For this there is a deserved one: Absolutely worth seeing!
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