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Writer:
Xavier Gens (written by)
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Release Date:
23 January 2008 (France) See more »
Genre:
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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Effective flick especially if you know about recent riots in France 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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47 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
Effective flick especially if you know about recent riots in France, 23 April 2008
Author: cinaphile from Detroit

It's not often you need an overview of recent European history to fully enjoy a horror movie. But Frontier(s) is a special case. All the negative commentary I've read seems to come from the hype surrounding this film. Is Frontier(s) blood-soaked and violent? Sure is! Is it the bloodiest, most repulsively gory film ever? No. I also agree that the basic plot doesn't really venture too far off the path of Hostel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Motel Hell for that matter. But what some people seem to be missing is socio-political climate of France in the last few years. Well, here's where a short French history lesson may come in handy. In October and November of 2005 there were a series of large-scale riots in France that stemmed from the death of two teenagers who lived in a low-income suburb of Paris. They were suspected of a break-in at a construction site and being chased by police. When they tried to hide in a power substation they were electrocuted. The civil unrest that broke out was fueled by unemployment, religious tensions, racial inequality and a growing fear of police harassment. A little over two years later more riots broke out when two more teenagers died after a police car collided with their stolen motorbike. These recent events give Frontier(s) a healthy dose of sub-text as well as a realistic backdrop for its extreme violence. Fear and intolerance are now right beside baguettes and berets as France's main cultural identity. The France seen in Frontier(s) isn't the glossed up version most of us have dreamily romanticized. There are no midnight walks on the Seine. No sipping of espresso at a sidewalk café with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. No scenic tours of the Louvre or the Arch de Triomphe. Writer/director Xavier Gens shows a modern day France that's dark, violent and in anarchy. This is the France that in 2004 banned the wearing of khimars (headscarves) by Muslim girls at school and in 2007 elected Nicolas Sarkozy — a right-wing conservative — as president. So it should be no surprise that Gens' choice of a Nazi family as the bad guys works as a not so subtle metaphor for the French Government. So, for what it's worth, anyone too myopic to know something about France's current environment probably just won't get what Gens is saying in this film.

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