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Frontier(s) (2007)

Frontière(s) (original title)
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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

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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 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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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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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Banned in Thailand for its violence. 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 »

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[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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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Lili Marleen
Written by Hans Leip and Norbert Schultze
©Apollo Verlag Paul Lincke
With the autorization of Warner Chappell Music France
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You Love Horror-movies ? - Don't Miss This One !!
10 February 2011 | by homecoming8See all my reviews

"Frontiére(s)" begins as a crime thriller when a couple of friends are running from the riots where one of their friends has been shot. He dies in the hospital and a couple of them take shelter in an isolated hostel while waiting for the others. From that point, everything takes a different turn when they find out that the place is run by a sadistic family led by a former Nazi criminal.

Okay, so it appears to be the french version of "Hills Have Eyes" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". But this is not just another clone. "Frontiére(s)" delivers in a big way: a great cast, an entertaining story with surprising and shocking moments and the violence is hard- hitting and extreme. Loaded with awesome special effects and brutal killings. This is precisely what it's supposed to be: a highlight in the horror genre. Don't let the french language turn you off from seeing this picture. Great horror-movies can certainly come from France, remember "High Tension" (a.k.a. Switchblade Romance)??? Enough said...


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