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Frontier(s) -- As a young girl from the slums attempts to elude police by hiding out at a sprawling inn near the Luxembourg border, she becomes locked in a vicious battle for survival.
Frontier(s) -- This is the theatrical trailer for Frontier(s), directed by Xavier Gens.

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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 Final Frontier(s)? See more (115 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
Mathieu Gaspard .... digital compositor
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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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:
The film was intended to be one of the 8 films to die for as part of 2007's Horrofest but had to be pulled as it was given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lili MarleenSee more »

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20 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
The Final Frontier(s)?, 2 August 2008
Author: Jonny_Numb from Hellfudge, Pennsylvania

Homage is a tricky thing–there is an extremely fine line in paying tribute to the cinematic works of others and merely ripping them off (hello, "Doomsday"!). And integrating a whiff of political commentary to give an aura of sophistication to what is, at heart, an unabashed splatter-fest, is even trickier (and much harder to pull of convincingly–see George Romero's "Living Dead" series). Despite how wobbly Xavier ("Hitman") Gens' blood-soaked "Frontier(s)" is in both of these departments, it comes out ahead due to its own maniacal, implacable energy; while prone to including too many monotonous chases that slow up (rather than quicken) the overall pace, there are scenes of such visceral savagery on display that it's hard to take your eyes off the screen. While some of the performances and characterizations veer dangerously close to camp, Gens comes close to establishing the same sort of fever-dream madness that made "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" so endearing: when an extreme right-wing candidate is elected to the French presidency, the citizens take to the streets in protest (the film's opening images are culled from actual news footage); using this as a cover, 5 small-time crooks knock off a bank and meet up at a countryside hostel that just happens to be run by several generations of an inbred, neo-Nazi family (including a patriarch that looks like B-movie king Roger Corman; and a sister who resembles Gen from The Genitortures); what ensues is a survival-of-the-luckiest chase through bowels-of-hell settings that have been well-established in the "Saw" and "Hostel" flicks. Gens also pulls (un)inspiration from the likes of "The Descent" (a fantastically claustrophobic tunnel-crawl; subhuman critters in underground caverns), "High Tension" (the beleaguered heroine spends the last 20 minutes wearing a literal coat of gore), and seemingly every one of the "Texas Chainsaw"s (coming closest to the family dynamic of Part III). While "Frontier(s)" spills its share of the red vino, it doesn't approach the level its reputation would lead you to believe–by comparison, the far more original "Inside" trumps this in terms of jaw-dropping carnage–but Gens instills his violence with such a brutally misanthropic tone that it comes across with more discomfort than catharsis. That being said, there is a bizarre appeal to our protagonists, probably because their initial crime and in-fighting becomes more forgivable in the face of the malevolent menace they bump up against; and the villains are grotesquely charismatic, forming an interlacing network of poison DNA and an undeniable (and undeniably perverse) sense of familial honor. "Frontier(s)" is messy, and certainly no masterpiece, but it makes for a diverting trip into the potential for genre extremity.

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