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Home (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 October 2008 (France)
Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

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Madeleine Budd ...
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Renaud Rivier ...
Copain Julien 1
Kilian Torrent ...
Copain Julien 2
Nicolas Del Sordo ...
Copain Julien 3
Hugo Saint-James ...
Copain Julien 4
Virgil Berset ...
Copain Julien 5
Ivailo Ivanov ...
L'éboueur
Jean-François Stévenin ...
(voice)
David Collin ...
(voice)
Valdimir Sartori ...
(voice) (as Valdo Sartori)
Stéphane Gabioud ...
(voice)
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Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

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Trivia

Ursula Meier has been searching for location for nearly one year, even in Canada. Eventually she found a lost part of a highway in Bulgaria. The house in which the movie plays, was built alongside the highway especially for filming. There were up to 300 drivers "playing" the fast moving cars - all were inhabitants of a nearby village. On days without shooting the drivers came visiting the location with their whole families. See more »

Goofs

Judith throws the cat over the back wall in order to get rid of it, but a later shot shows that the wall is only about 30 foot long and the cat could be back in a few seconds. See more »

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Wild is the Wind
Performed by Nina Simone
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fantastique!
8 August 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film for its simplicity, artistry and joyous energy. It features some excellent scenes depicting rural French lifestyle and collaborates individual characters with such ease. Towards the end of the film you know how each character will react to certain dilemmas and circumstances. It may seem quite a strange way in which the family dealt with the closing finale but I felt this only added to the films slight wayward edge. Overall I feel that everything from the photography to the production fits nicely into this awkward, stylish quite bleak family affair.

Bravo!


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