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Au sud des nuages (2003)

Adrien, 70 years old, is living in the Swiss Alps, up in the mountain. He leaves then with a couple of friends on a long train ride until China. One can learn from life at all ages.

Writers:

Jean-François Amiguet (scenario), Michel Fessler (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Verley ... Adrien
François Morel ... Roger
Maurice Aufair Maurice Aufair ... Léon
Jean-Luc Borgeat Jean-Luc Borgeat ... Willy Prolong
Zoé Zoé ... Lucien Prolong
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Jean-Noël, le vétérinaire
Arlunzaya Tsogoo Arlunzaya Tsogoo ... Odma
Delphine Crespo Delphine Crespo ... Marie
Margarita Sanchez Margarita Sanchez ... La serveuse
Marcelle Borgeat Marcelle Borgeat ... La maman
Roger Anzeviu Roger Anzeviu ... Le conducteur du bus
Nadezhda Berebenya Nadezhda Berebenya ... Nadia Kroumi
Kirill Savinov Kirill Savinov ... Le jeune homme
Tschasurenjan Danihurel Tschasurenjan Danihurel ... Le père d'Odma
Bochuan Jiang Bochuan Jiang ... Le réceptionniste
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Adrien, 70 years old, is living in the Swiss Alps, up in the mountain. He leaves then with a couple of friends on a long train ride until China. One can learn from life at all ages.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Switzerland | France

Release Date:

16 March 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Au sud des nuages - Fünf Walliser Bauern auf Abwegen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Langfilm,Zagora Films,Native See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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A journey of the heart
2 May 2004 | by merlin-105See all my reviews

The haunting images of this film take the viewer on a journey from the Swiss mountains to China, with a lonely man who cannot speak about his pain, until the very end. How you feel about this story and about its main character will probably depend on where you come from. While some of the background and people are uniquely Swiss, the stoicism of the hero is known in many other parts of the world, mountains as well as prairies; any place where men (and women)live alone, in rural isolation, proud of their independence yet suffering from a deep loneliness that they can't even articulate to themselves.

I would like to add that this is neither a depressing film nor a slow one -- the journey moves swiftly, there are many humorous and poignant moments, and at 85 minutes, you find yourself getting to China almost too soon. And if the end is more allegorical than realistic, it has a poetic quality that I found touching and memorable.


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