4.9/10
127
2 user 14 critic

La lisière (2010)

The story of François, a newly graduated young doctor who leaves Paris and settles in a new town. He soon becomes a target for the local group of teenagers who seem to drown their boredom ... See full summary »

Director:

Géraldine Bajard
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sehnsucht (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A metalworker and volunteer firefighter, who is content with his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, sees his life turn upside down when he falls in love with an attractive waitress from a nearby town.

Director: Valeska Grisebach
Stars: Andreas Müller, Ilka Welz, Anett Dornbusch
Be My Star (2001)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A girl's everyday life at the end of her school days, trying to find a way into society and her own life.

Director: Valeska Grisebach
Stars: Nicole Gläser, Monique Gläser, Jeanine Gläser
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Eleonore is a very beautiful girl of twenty, bruised in her flesh by dramatic circumstances. In the past, her parents disappear in an accident, during which she loses an arm.

Director: Jacques Richard
Stars: Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Noémie Merlant, Elodie Hachet
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Sarmiento
Stars: Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, Marisa Paredes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

UN HOMME PERDU stars Melvil Poupaud as Thomas Koré, a French photographer who travels around the world for his research about extreme experiences. During his travels, he crosses paths with ... See full summary »

Director: Danielle Arbid
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Alexander Siddig, Darina Al Joundi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The film follows Samy (Melvil Poupaud) and his struggle through the Balkan criminal underground and Roma ghettos. Samy is caught by the police in France for smuggling counterfeit money from... See full summary »

Director: Kamen Kalev
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Seher Nebieva, Lidia Koleva
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Maglone and Juliette are 19. After high school, Juliette has started studying visual arts. She has new friends that she has invited to her holiday home in Normandy, an opportunity to ... See full summary »

Director: Aurélien Peyre
Stars: Faustine Levin, Pauline Acquart, Aurélien Vacher
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An empress commissions a painting of herself from a Fresh outsider in hopes of stirring her husband's interest in this lavish period piece. The Lady in the Portrait is a period yarn evoking... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Meaux
Stars: Bingbing Fan, Melvil Poupaud, Yue Wu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Isabelle Carré, Louis-Ronan Choisy, Pierre Louis-Calixte
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Bénédicte Pagnot
Stars: Pauline Parigot, Pauline Acquart, Louise Szpindel
Fou d'amour (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it, the head of the dead man tells his story: everything was going so well. Admired priest... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Ramos
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Dominique Blanc, Diane Rouxel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Danièle Dubroux
Stars: Catherine Frot, Isabelle Carré, François Berléand
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvil Poupaud ... François
Audrey Marnay ... Jeanne
Hippolyte Girardot ... Sam
Phénix Brossard Phénix Brossard ... Cédric
Alice De Jode Alice De Jode ... Claire
Susanne Wuest ... Julie
Delphine Chuillot Delphine Chuillot ... Suzanne
Elias Borst Elias Borst ... Matthieu (as Elias Borst-Schumann)
Filip Peeters ... Rasmus Van Stratten
Pauline Acquart ... Hélène
Charles Crespo Charles Crespo ... Tibo
Tom Dercourt Tom Dercourt ... Le maire de Beauval
Georg Friedrich ... Falk
Aurélie Hougron Aurélie Hougron ... Marie
Pierre Levavasseur Pierre Levavasseur ... Arno
Edit

Storyline

The story of François, a newly graduated young doctor who leaves Paris and settles in a new town. He soon becomes a target for the local group of teenagers who seem to drown their boredom in petty games of seduction and manipulation, without considering the consequences. When one of these games goes wrong and a young girl is found dead, François is caught in the trap of these youngsters who decide to blame him for the accident. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

27 April 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Edge See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€1,800,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Masterwork
24 September 2011 | by biancamariakhonbarmenSee all my reviews

I have just seen La Lisière at Fantastik Filmfestival in SE-Lund, and I was really very, very impressed and surprised. The film made me feel at unease and unsettled but it was all done with great subtlety, and both pictures and actors were outstanding. Especially the young actors show an intensity in their interpretations of their roles that is quite amazing. But also Melvil Poupaud is impressing in the role of the doctor and makes a very naked and skinless portrait of a man who is about to loose the control over his life. Who start to step into a spiral towards self destruction. Among the subtleties of the film is that we do not really know if he has passed lines that he must not pass as a doctor and grown up man in the relation to the young patients. At the same time the film shows a closed community but with no clear borders for the children, who are making their own troubling night rituals in the surrounding forest. This is a film with the same qualities as the films of Robert Bresson, and it is not surprising to read that the director has assisted Claire Denis before. I am sure that this is the start of very important filmmaking by Géraldine Bajard. It will be exciting to follow her future work!


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed