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L'enfant d'en haut (2012)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 18 April 2012 (France)
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A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

Director:

Ursula Meier

Writers:

Antoine Jaccoud (scenario), Ursula Meier (scenario) | 2 more credits »
11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Léa Seydoux ... Louise
Kacey Mottet Klein ... Simon
Martin Compston ... Mike
Gillian Anderson ... Kristin Jansen
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Le chef-cuisinier
Yann Trégouët Yann Trégouët ... Bruno
Gabin Lefebvre Gabin Lefebvre ... Marcus
Magne-Håvard Brekke Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Le skieur violent
Simon Guélat Simon Guélat ... L'homme de la Golf
Mike Winter Mike Winter ... Le skieur aux Dynastar
Yannick Ruiz Yannick Ruiz ... Saisonnier
Vincent Fontannaz Vincent Fontannaz ... Saisonnier
Alain Börek Alain Börek ... Saisonnier (as Alain Borek)
Frédéric Mudry Frédéric Mudry ... Saisonnier (as Fred Mudry)
Ange Ruzé Ange Ruzé ... Saisonnier
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A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Hungary]

Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 April 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sister See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The official submission of Switzerland to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Written by PJ Harvey and John Parish
Performed by PJ Harvey
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Skiing, stealing, siblings ...
7 January 2013 | by twilliams76See all my reviews

Switzerland's entry for Best Foreign Language film (it will or won't be nominated come Thursday morning although it has already been announced as one of the Top 9 contenders by that organization) is about young Simon and his older sister who live in a housing complex at the base of a mountain housing a luxury ski resort/chalet.

Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) steals from the rich customers who have so much they are none the wiser and his sister Louise (Lea Seydoux) wanders aimlessly from man to man looking for a possible guy to take them both into his life.

It is an honest, unflinching composite of poverty and survival and Mottet Klein does an outstanding job in his role as someone who takes chances because he has nothing (or everything) to lose. Seydoux again impresses (this time in an un-likable role) as her Louise is one who needs to grow-up and learn a thing or two; but without knowing much of where these two came from we cannot fault either of them too much. Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The House of Mirth) shows up in a few scenes as an English tourist Simon wishes to impress but this story belongs to brother and sister.

We are all so quick to judge but oftentimes we know nothing of what we are talking about. Sister asks us to take a glimpse of another life and imagine ...


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