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Wild Side

Movie poster
Directed by Sébastien Lifshitz
Produced by Gilles Sandoz
Written by Stéphane Bouquet
Sébastien Lifshitz
Starring Stéphanie Michelini
Yasmine Belmadi
Edouard Nikitine
Music by Jocelyn Pook
Cinematography Agnès Godard
Editing by Stéphanie Mahet
Distributed by Wellspring Media (USA)
Peccadillo Pictures Ltd. (UK)
Release date(s) Germany February 8, 2004
France April 14, 2004
Belgium September 25, 2004
United Kingdom April 15, 2005
United States June 10, 2005
Running time 93 mins.
Country Belgium
United Kingdom
Language English, Russian, French
Gross revenue $15,355 (USA sub-total)

Wild Side is a 2004 award-winning French/Belgian/British drama film directed by Sébastien Lifshitz. It premiered at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival.



Stéphanie, a transsexual prostitute (Stéphanie Michelini) travels to a small town to care for her sick mother. She is joined by her two flatmates, an Algerian hustler and an AWOL Russian soldier. Both men fall in love with Stéphanie and she decides to have a relationship with them both.


  • Stéphanie Michelini as Stéphanie
  • Yasmine Belmadi as Djamel
  • Edouard Nikitine as Mikhail
  • Josiane Stoléru as the mother
  • Aurélie Guichard
  • Antony Hegarty as the singer
  • Liliane Nataf
  • Christophe Sermet as Nicolas


In 2004 Wild Side won two awards, including the Teddy Award, at the Berlin Film Festival, the Special Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award at L.A. Outfest and the New Director's Showcase Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.

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