To Life!

France | 2014 | 104 minutes | Jean-Jacques Zilbermann

October 27, 2014

Deported to Auschwitz just before her twentieth birthday, Hélène befriends Lili, a Dutchwoman, and Rose, French like herself. In the camp, the three women help each other survive, but once liberation arrives, they go their separate ways. 

Back in Paris Hélène rejoins the man of her life, who also suffers from the traumas of the camps. Fifteen years later, the three re-unite at Berck-sur-mer in northern France, for what will become an annual ritual. Julie Depardieu, Suzanne Clément and Johanna Ter Steege star.

  • Original Language Title: Á La Vie
  • Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann
  • Principal Cast: Julie Depardieu, Suzanne Clément, Johanna Ter Steege, Hippolyte Girardot, Denis Carot, Marie Masmonteil
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 104 minutes
  • Producer: Denis Carot, Marie Masmonteil
  • Screenplay: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, Daniel Dumas, Odile Barski
  • Cinematographers: Rémy Chevrin
  • Editors: Joele Van Effeterre
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: He is My Girl (2009); Bad Spelling (2004); Man is a Woman (1998); Not Everyone Has a Chance to have Communist Parents (1993)
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: Le Pacte