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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.

Director:

Ursula Meier

Writers:

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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Wild is the Wind
Performed by Nina Simone
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A modern parable
13 August 2009 | by blooveeSee all my reviews

The World Health Organisation reckons regular night-time noise of more than 45dB can ruin your health. Here's a film that treats a fact of modern life and turns into a "home under attack" movie. It's coming, and you can't stop it.... It's quite clever to have a home-invasion movie where the alien force is nothing more scary than noise and loss of privacy.

Swiss writer-director Ursula Meier backs this tale of modern times with jazz tracks, classical work, and Nina Simone. The music is a diversion from the relentless pressure building on the family as they face up to life next to a Trans-European highway.

Cinematographer Agnès Godard captures the images brilliantly, from the pose Michel strikes on his car roof with the chest freezer that now has to be delivered across the new road, to the line of holiday traffic stretching into the distance in one long bidirectional jam.


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