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Home (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 October 2008 (France)
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Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

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Ursula Meier

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Ursula Meier (scenario), Antoine Jaccoud (scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Marthe
Olivier Gourmet ... Michel
Adélaïde Leroux ... Judith
Madeleine Budd Madeleine Budd ... Marion
Kacey Mottet Klein ... Julien
Renaud Rivier Renaud Rivier ... Copain Julien 1
Kilian Torrent Kilian Torrent ... Copain Julien 2
Nicolas Del Sordo Nicolas Del Sordo ... Copain Julien 3
Hugo Saint-James Hugo Saint-James ... Copain Julien 4
Virgil Berset Virgil Berset ... Copain Julien 5
Ivaylo Ivanov Ivaylo Ivanov ... L'éboueur (as Ivailo Ivanov)
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... (voice)
David Collin David Collin ... (voice)
Valdimir Sartori Valdimir Sartori ... (voice) (as Valdo Sartori)
Stéphane Gabioud Stéphane Gabioud ... (voice)
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Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Switzerland | France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 October 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Дом See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ursula Meier has been searching for location for nearly one year, even in Canada. Eventually she found a lost part of a highway in Bulgaria. The house in which the movie plays, was built alongside the highway especially for filming. There were up to 300 drivers "playing" the fast moving cars - all were inhabitants of a nearby village. On days without shooting the drivers came visiting the location with their whole families. See more »

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Judith throws the cat over the back wall in order to get rid of it, but a later shot shows that the wall is only about 30 foot long and the cat could be back in a few seconds. See more »

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horror without the zombies
2 August 2012 | by roedygSee all my reviews

Home is a very strange movie. It is a family with two teenage daughters and one young son living in the middle of a huge golden field of grass. A freeway opens right by the house. It gets noisier. The drivers leer. The drivers honk. The noise becomes non-stop. There is a traffic jam and people get out of their cars and stare. The family cannot deal with this and slowly go mad, cementing up the windows. The little boy is the only sane one in the movie. He handles all this as just so much adventure. One daughter is the sort you love to hate, full of herself, selfish, totally absorbed with her appearance, idle, rude. The other is just plain crazy. Mom and Dad are a very loving caring patient couple. It is a movie where the circumstances gradually deteriorate. I think of Roman Polanski's Repulsion for a similar effect. It is like a horror movie -- unpleasantness for the sake of unpleasantness. There are no murders or zombies, just frayed people who cannot cope with the situation. There is quite a bit of nudity, but I just put that down to a difference in the way the French view nudity within the family. It is not sexual. The ending made no sense to me. It just ended things in mid air without any sort of resolution. The whole movie left me queasy, and wondering if perhaps it were some great metaphor than went right over my head.

Kacey Mottet Klein who plays the little boy Julien is an amazing actor. Not once did I notice he was acting. He was completely believable. In one scene he begged his Mom to let him out of being locked in the bathroom. It was heart-melting. I could not stand that frail little character entombed with the rest of that wacko family.


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