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Release Date:
5 October 2011 (France) See more »
In July 1979, during the Summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family (parents... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
So so film by French actress Julie Delpy See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Bernadette Lafont ... Mamie Amandine

Emmanuelle Riva ... Mme Prévost dite Mémé - la mère d'Anna

Eric Elmosnino ... Jean dit Jacquot - le père d'Albertine

Julie Delpy ... Anna - la mère d'Albertine

Aure Atika ... Tante Linette

Jean-Louis Coulloc'h ... Tonton Fredo

Noémie Lvovsky ... Tante Monique
Candide Sanchez ... Tonton Gustavo

Denis Ménochet ... Tonton Roger
Valérie Bonneton ... Tante Micheline
Albert Delpy ... Tonton Hubert

Vincent Lacoste ... Christian

Sophie Quinton ... Tante Clémentine
Marc Ruchmann ... Tonton Loulou
Michelle Goddet ... Tante Suzette (as Michèle Goddet)
Luc Bernard ... Tonton Joseph
Lou Alvarez ... La petite Albertine

Karin Viard ... Albertine adulte
Léo Michel-Freundlich ... Robert
Lily Savey ... Sissi
Maxime Julliand ... Pierre
Antoine Yvard ... Philippe
Anne-Charlotte Moquet ... Catherine
Pierre-Louis Bozonnet ... Romain
Mathilde Bozonnet
Chloé Antoni ... Valérie
Angelo Souny ... Henri
Félicien Moquet ... Jean-Luc
Sandrine Bodenes ... Chantal
Anthony Kimmerle ... Matthieu
Anaïs Duclos
Clara Korzylecka
Elise Le Cam

Noah Huntley ... Jonathan
Roland Menou ... Le 'satyre' du train en 1979
Julian Blight ... Le jeune homme du train en 1979
Christian Erickson ... Toby (dans le train)

Paul Bandey ... Richard (dans le train)
Jérôme Chappatte ... Jean-Jacques (dans le train)

Lee Delong ... Jessica (dans le traintrain)
Lisa Jacobs ... La femme anglaise ( dans le train)
Franck Mercadal ... Homme 40
Hélène Milano ... Femme 40
Aramis Bakchev-Arcé ... Arthur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
François Mitterrand ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Julie Delpy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julie Delpy  screenplay

Produced by
Michael Gentile .... producer
Lauraine Heftler .... associate producer
David Pierret .... assistant producer
Cinematography by
Lubomir Bakchev 
Film Editing by
Isabelle Devinck 
Casting by
Stéphane Batut 
Elsa Pharaon 
Stéphane Zito 
Production Design by
Yves Fournier 
Set Decoration by
Philippe Cord'homme (set decoration)
Costume Design by
Pierre-Yves Gayraud 
Makeup Department
Marie Lastennet .... makeup artist
Production Management
Vincent Alexandre .... post-production manager
Pascal Bonnet .... production manager
Matthieu Constans .... assistant unit manager
Bertrand Girard .... unit manager
Isabelle Morax .... post-production manager
Frédéric Morin .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jérome Borenstein .... first assistant director (as Jerome Borenstein)
Kevin Frilet .... third assistant director
Fanny Goineau .... third assistant director
Alexandre Gouveia .... trainee assistant director
Clément Inglesakis .... third assistant director
Amour Rawyler .... child coach
Marie Rolindes .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bernard Bridon .... property master
Philippe Cord'homme .... set dresser
Emilie Justin .... props
Vincent Martin .... key painter
Sound Department
Léo Banderet .... sound assistant
Jean-Philippe Boinot .... assistant sound editor
Michel Casang .... sound
Alexis Feodoroff .... sound mix technician
Sébastien Jeannot .... dialogue editor
François Lambert .... foley recording assistant
Alexis Leverve .... co-sound re-recording mixer
Béatrice Pilorge .... boom operator
Stéphane Thiébaut .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexandre Widmer .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Odile Beraud .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Béatrice Bauwens .... visual effects producer
Odile Beraud .... visual effects coordinator
Olivier Blanchet .... senior digital compositor
Sophie Denize .... visual effects producer
Cédric Fayolle .... visual effects supervisor
Damien Hurgon .... digital compositor
Anita Lech .... on-line conform artist
Sabine Lineres .... digital compositor
Guillaume Lips .... colorist
Sergeï Lourié .... senior digital compositor
Fred Roz .... titles
Dominique Fouassier .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Vérité .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bigot .... grip
Maurice Bricler .... grip
Lucilio Da Costa Pais .... gaffer (as Lucilio Da Costa)
Camille Durin .... second assistant camera
Pierre-Yves Le Mée .... key grip
Mathieu Normand .... first assistant camera
Ludivine Renard .... first assistant camera
Thomas Richard .... third assistant camera
Mathieu Szpiro .... electrician
Fabrice Sébille .... camera operator (as Fabrice Sebille)
Mickaël Vigot .... electrician
Casting Department
Elsa Amiel .... casting assistant
Estelle Gérard .... extras casting: Normandy
Mickaël Paquer .... casting assistant
Stéphane Zito .... extras casting
Miguel Peraudeau .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dominique Cristina .... costume supervisor
Cristina Mirete .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... assistant editor
Sophie Delecourt .... assistant editor
Géraldine Gues .... post production supervisor
Mathieu Liron .... digital lab operator
Michelle Mogavero .... assistant editor
Music Department
Matthieu Sibony .... music supervisor
Other crew
Dominique Arcé .... script supervisor
Thierry Desjours .... financial manager
Isabelle Duvoisin .... press attache
Lucie Garnavault .... assistant script supervisor
Bertrand Girard .... unit manager
Valérie Novel .... location scout
Paul Onteniente .... production administrator
Mounia Wissinger .... press attache
Marie Pillet .... dedicatee (as Marie)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le Skylab" - France (original title)
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114 min | France:113 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | France:U | Germany:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15

Did You Know?

Award: Special Jury Prize at the 2011 San Sebastian.See more »
Anachronisms: Though set in July 1979, the kids dance to a punk song by the Dead Kennedys which was first released in May, 1981.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Alien (1979)See more »
Les anarchistesSee more »


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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
So so film by French actress Julie Delpy, 12 October 2014
Author: Andres Salama from Buenos Aires, Argentina

A directing effort by French actress Julie Delpy. Set in the summer of 1979, the slender plot deals basically with her childhood memories, as the ten year old daughter of progressive parents going to Brittany for a family reunion.

One reason I was intrigued to see this movie is that I'm just a year older than Delpy and I remember the worldwide fears about the impending fall of the Skylab space station, from which the movie takes its title (despite the fears, it ended up crashing in an uninhabited part of the Australian desert). Delpy's parents as shown here (she plays her own mother), are, perhaps unintentionally, pretty obnoxious, post 1968 hippies belonging to the self righteous left and always ready to parade their moral superiority. They see themselves as super tolerant and yet they are willing to be totally judgmental toward those who do not share their beliefs. When the film has them argue politics with their conservative relatives (who are of course, portrayed as fat, ugly and vulgar), the couple is naturally given the best lines.

An amusing and risqué scene has Albertine, the young daughter (the alter ego of Delpy) going with her father to a nudist beach, and feeling very uncomfortable there, while her parent is totally blasé about the situation. Also with Bernadette Lafont, Emmanuelle Riva and Karin Viard, among others.

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