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Frontier(s) (2007)

Frontière(s) (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 23 January 2008 (France)
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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.

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Xavier Gens

Writer:

Xavier Gens
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Testa ... Yasmine
Samuel Le Bihan ... Goetz
Estelle Lefébure ... Gilberte
Aurélien Wiik ... Alex
David Saracino David Saracino ... Tom
Chems Dahmani Chems Dahmani ... Farid
Maud Forget ... Eva
Amélie Daure ... Klaudia
Rosine Favey Rosine Favey ... La mere
Adel Bencherif ... Sami
Joël Lefrançois ... Hans
Patrick Ligardes Patrick Ligardes ... Karl
Jean-Pierre Jorris ... Von Geisler
Stéphane Jacquot Stéphane Jacquot ... Policeman
Christine Culerier Christine Culerier ... Nurse
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Storyline

In Paris, during the riots due to the election of a conservative candidate to the presidency of France, a group of four muslim small-time criminal teenagers from the periphery; Alex, Tom, Farid, the pregnant Yasmine, and her brother Sami, plan to run away from Paris to Amsterdam with a bag full of robbed money. However, Sami is shot and the group split up, with Alex and Yasmine going to the emergency hospital with Sami while Tom and Farid head to the border with the money. Tom and Farid decide to stop in a bed and breakfast nearby the frontier, and are hosted by Gilberte and Klaudia that offer free room and sex to the newcomers. They call Alex and Yasmine who are fleeing from Paris to join them in the inn. But soon they discover that their hosts are sadistic cannibals of a Nazi family led by the deranged patriarch and former SS officer and Nazi war criminal Le Von Geisler who plans to make Yasmine the brood mare for a new Aryan master race. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

23 January 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Frontier(s) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,000, 11 November 2007

Gross USA:

$97,182

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,425,535
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 1h 00 mins) After Von Geisler uses the pliers on the back of Alex's leg, he laughs and uses the phrase "Arbeit macht frei." This phrase, loosely translated as "work makes you free," is the infamous motto that was posted at the front of Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War, and still hangs on the Auschwitz concentration camp museum entrance today. See more »

Goofs

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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Alternate Versions

The German versions had to be cut to be released at all. The rental version was cut by ca. 3 minutes to secure a light SPIO/JK approval, whereas the retail version was cut by ca. 7 minutes for a "Not under 18" FSK rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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Tell Me
Written by Jean-Pierre Taïeb
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Shocking
10 August 2008 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I'm assuming you haven't watched the movie already here, so I'm warning/telling you, that this movie will not be for the faint of hearted! It's a horror, it's shocking and it's explicit. But this all starts to happen about half an hour into the movie. So you kinda have learned (maybe even liked?) the characters. That might be a good thing, but it also means that all the pre-story gets thrown away after the mayhem begins ...

If you're looking for gore and terror, this is the only reason for you to watch this movie. There are quite a few scary passages, but there are also a few letdowns, story-wise mostly. The french again try to set a new high (or low, depending on your viewpoint) for gory movies!


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