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Writer:
Xavier Gens (written by)
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Release Date:
23 January 2008 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
What are your boundaries? See more »
Plot:
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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The butcher, the bone-breaker, the carnal sick-maker. See more (114 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Xavier Gens 
 
Writing credits
Xavier Gens (written by)

Produced by
Luc Besson .... co-producer
Hubert Brault .... executive producer
Eric Garoyan .... co-producer
Karim Guellaty .... associate producer
Rodolphe Guglielmi .... co-producer
Bertrand Le Delezir .... co-producer
Noël Muracciole .... co-producer
Fryderyk Ovcaric .... co-producer (as Frederic Ovcaric)
Teddy Percherancier .... co-producer
Laurent Tolleron .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Pierre Taieb 
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Barès 
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Rizzo 
 
Casting by
Michael Laguens 
 
Production Design by
Jérémy Streliski 
 
Art Direction by
Olivier Afonso 
 
Set Decoration by
Vivien Balzi 
Alessandro Marvelli 
 
Costume Design by
Eléonore Dominguez 
 
Makeup Department
Sabine Fevre .... key makeup artist
Nicolas Herlin .... special makeup effects artist
Laetitia Hillion .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Raphaël Alexandre .... assistant unit manager
Aryane Ariana .... production manager
Aryanaz Aryana .... production manager
Olivier Gravenhorst .... post-production supervisor
Guillaume Hénon .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aurelio Cardenas .... trainee assistant director
Yann Cuinet .... first assistant director
Rodolphe Guglielmi .... second unit director
Bourdonnay Judikael .... first assistant director: second unit
Marie Rolindes .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jonathan Delerue .... storyboard artist
Lionel Dijoux .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Jérôme Aghion .... sound
Thomas Bernard .... sound recordist
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Lohengrin Braconnier .... sound recordist
Jean De Sagey .... sound re-recording mixer
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Alexandre Hecker .... dialogue editor
Florent Lavallée .... sound re-recording mixer
Jacques Sans .... sound
Yann Vernier .... assistant foley artist
Jean-Noël Yven .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Emmanuel Blanchard .... special effects technician
Guillaume Castagné .... special effects makeup
Nicolas Herlin .... special effects makeup
Laetitia Hillion .... special effects makeup
Frédéric Lainé .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Hoffmann Alain .... digital effects artist
Alexandre Billière .... digital compositor
Emmanuel Blanchard .... digital compositor
Loic Flamand .... visual effects
Jessica Guglielmi .... digital effects supervisor
Rodolphe Guglielmi .... visual effects supervisor
Bourdonnay Judikael .... visual effects supervisor
Teddy Percherancier .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Francis Auguy .... stunts
Jean-Marc Bellu .... stunt coordinator
Sybille Blouin .... stunts
Gilles Cappelletto .... stunts
Pascal Chemel .... stunts
Christian Hening .... stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mathieu De Montgrand .... second assistant camera
Yoann de Montgrand .... camera trainee
Pascale Marin .... first assistant camera
Colin Wandersman .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Nicolas Economides .... assistant editor
Jean-Yves Guéril .... first assistant editor
Vincent Leyour .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Isabelle Chêne-Dubois .... stills photographer: on set
Donatienne de Goros .... script supervisor
Ludivine Doazan .... script supervisor
Ali Jazayeri .... vice president finance
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
 
Thanks
Alexandre Aja .... sincere thanks
Luc Besson .... sincere thanks
Jan Kounen .... sincere thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Frontière(s)" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for extreme sadistic graphic violence and gore
Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Finland:K-18 (TV rating) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 (with warning) | Germany:18 | Germany:18 (SPIO/JK) (cut) | Germany:18 (cut) | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R-18 | Mexico:D | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:18 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:NC-17
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Trivia:
(at around 1h 00 mins) After Von Geisler uses the pliers on the back of Alex's leg, he laughs and uses the phrase "Arbeit macht frei." This phrase, loosely translated as "work makes you free," is the infamous motto that was posted at the front of the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War, and still hangs today.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the middle of the movie, when Farid escapes to the basement, he hits Karl in the face with a sledgehammer and knocks him down. Then, in the next scene Karl is sitting at the dinner table, with no mark of that stroke on his face.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Yasmine:My name is Yasmine. I'm three months pregnant. One day, someone said "Men are born free with equal rights". The world in which I live is the opposite. Who would want to be born to grow up in the chaos and the hate? I've decided to spare him the worst.
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Soundtrack:
Kill MeSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The butcher, the bone-breaker, the carnal sick-maker., 26 February 2011
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

So it's another in the line of impressively ultra-violent French movies we have been seeing since the turn of the 21st century but, despite the fact that many other horror fans view this as one of the better examples, I have to say that I was left cold.

Frontier(s) is all about a bunch of young people fleeing a riotous Paris and the inn they end up staying at, a place full of nasty people who want to do nasty things to them. And, essentially, that's about it. Oh, one of the potential victims is a pregnant woman so we can at least care for the baby inside her even if her character is otherwise as blank as all the rest.

Writer-director Xavier Gens seems to have wanted to make a new, French version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and he's succeeded, in some respects. The violence, when it begins, is pretty constant and nasty and the horrid characters populating the movie are quirky enough to be memorable.

But what Gens has missed is something intangible and yet essential. Things quickly become so violent and insanely gritty that the whole thing becomes boring. Perhaps it's how little emotional investment we have in the potential victims or perhaps it's because Gens starts with some harsh violence and tries to maintain that level all the way through, rather than building up to a brutal climax (although there are certainly one or two impressive death scenes in the last reel), or perhaps the pacing is a bit off.

This will certainly please fans of the more extreme, violent horrors we have been seeing from our European friends of late but I don't think it has the intelligence of Martyrs (even though I ended up disliking the second half of that movie immensely I at least admire it's ideas), the quick and effective character empathy of Inside or just the absolutely over the top carnage of Le Horde. And Switchblade Romance AKA Haute Tension still sits atop this particular pile for me so bear that in mind when you consider my opinion on this one, for better or worse.

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