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L'enfant d'en haut (2012)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 18 April 2012 (France)
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

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Mike
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Kristin Jansen
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Le chef-cuisinier
Yann Trégouët ...
Bruno
Gabin Lefebvre ...
Marcus
Magne-Håvard Brekke ...
Le skieur violent
Simon Guélat ...
L'homme de la Golf
Mike Winter ...
Le skieur aux Dynastar
Yannick Ruiz ...
Saisonnier
Vincent Fontannaz ...
Saisonnier
Alain Börek ...
Saisonnier (as Alain Borek)
Frédéric Mudry ...
Saisonnier (as Fred Mudry)
Ange Ruzé ...
Saisonnier
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A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

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The official submission of Switzerland to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Performed by PJ Harvey
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Good performance from the little guy
16 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) is a thief stealing from the foreigners at the ski resort. He lives with his aimless irresponsible sister Louise (Léa Seydoux). She's left yet another job and has questionable relationships. He gets caught by resort worker Mike (Martin Compston) but instead he starts selling the stolen skis to him. He takes bigger and bigger risks. He's an expert liar. He befriends resort patron Kristin Jansen (Gillian Anderson) pretending to be a rich kid.

It's a pretty good performance from Kacey of a ballsy character. It does need to amp up the danger for the boy. While the reveal is great, it doesn't really raise the danger. Maybe if they could add a thug looking for money or children services looking to take Simon away. Also it would be great to dig deeper into Louise's problems. Overall this is a little bit disturbing but needs to raise the tension much higher.


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