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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 »
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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Wild is the Wind
Performed by Nina Simone
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Great insight in EU way of working, the years it takes to built a road
16 December 2009 | by apointofviewSee all my reviews

Great insight in EU way of working, the years it takes to built a highway. BUT In the comments i see the movie maker made 1 error: international viewers mostly do not know the way we work in the EU in such cases. If a road, like in this movie, is built, many laws are applicable and even more ways to protest to hold the work up may result in a delay for years. If not all '1000 and one' permits are met, the work has to stop, especially when in the middle of protected nature nearby living area's. The people are no squatters, it is their family home, the children where born there. The parable is great, to be cut off from your existence as you know it, even after years of getting 'warm to the fact this will happen'. This is 1 apart movie, not great, but not small to. Well played, good actors and casting. Different story, deeper meanings in that story. Eight stars ! (I like fast paced movies, ad this is not as fast as the newly built highway which has a big role in it)


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