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Quartier lointain (2010)

A grown man wakes up to discover he is a teenager again.

Director:

Sam Garbarski

Writers:

Jirô Taniguchi (manga "Harukanaru machi e"), Philippe Blasband (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Pascal Greggory Pascal Greggory ... Thomas Verniaz / Zorn (adulte)
Jonathan Zaccaï ... Bruno Verniaz, le père
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Anna Verniaz née Zorn, la mère
Léo Legrand Léo Legrand ... Thomas Verniaz adolescent
Laura Martin Laura Martin ... Sylvie Dumontelle
Laura Moisson Laura Moisson ... Corinne Verniaz, la soeur
Pierre-Louis Bellet Pierre-Louis Bellet ... Rousseau
Tania Garbarski ... Nelly
Laurence Lipski Laurence Lipski ... Rachel
Louis Bianchi Louis Bianchi ... Godin adolescent
Théo Dardenne Théo Dardenne ... Chabrot
Augustin Lepinay Augustin Lepinay ... Jules
Pauline Chappey Pauline Chappey ... Emma
Juliette Lembrouk Juliette Lembrouk ... Alice
Jean-François Wolff Jean-François Wolff ... Le surveillant
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Storyline

The film, adapted from the Eisner award nominated manga by Jiro Taniguchi, follows Thomas, a cynical and tired French comic artist who, while visiting his old family home, loses consciousness - only to awaken 40 years in the past in the body of his younger self. While here he faces the choice of changing events at the cost of his own future - and to unravel a lifelong mystery, the reason for his fathers mysterious disappearance that he knows will happen a few months after Thomas's arrival. Written by Chuo Dori

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Belgium | Luxembourg | France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 May 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Quartier Lointain See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on Jirô Taniguchi's manga comic "A Distant Neighborhood"; Taniguchi's comics are very popular in Japan. Taniguchi himself makes a cameo in the film as a train passenger. See more »

Connections

References Belle de Jour (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

For Your Precious Love
Written by Richard Brooks (as R. Brooks), Arthur Brooks (as A. Brooks)
and Jerry Butler (as J. Butler)
Performed by Jerry Butler
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The Present is the time of future nostalgia
19 January 2016 | by geoperditoSee all my reviews

Can a movie be the imagetrack of your childhood memories? Can a movie put you in such a disharmonic relationship with time?With what you were?With what you are?With what you could be? Out of the thousands of movies i've watched in my entire life,only very few can answer affirmatively to the above questions. Quartier Lointain does that in a very disarming and welcoming way.It puts you in a time bubble were allthe smaller or bigger significancies of the Past,the Present and the Future coexist in a mutual process of self cancellation.The drowned pain of a meaningless life(father),the life-affirming enthusiasm of the first love(girlfriend),the bitterness of an unjustified abandonment(by the father),the urge to please someone that can no longer be pleased(mother),all poured out of the psyche's Pandora box.You cannot intervene,you cannot change the course of things.All you can do is to passively feel.


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