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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louise
... Simon
... Mike
... Kristin Jansen
Jean-François Stévenin ... Le chef-cuisinier
Yann Trégouët ... Bruno
Gabin Lefebvre ... Marcus
Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Le skieur violent
Simon Guélat ... L'homme de la Golf
Mike Winter ... Le skieur aux Dynastar
Yannick Ruiz ... Saisonnier
Vincent Fontannaz ... Saisonnier
Alain Börek ... Saisonnier (as Alain Borek)
Frédéric Mudry ... Saisonnier (as Fred Mudry)
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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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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The Sister (?) L'infant d'en haut
24 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was attracted to this story by a synopsis that described it as a moving experience. In typically modern French Indi' fashion, it ambles along so slowly at times you want to run at 2 x speed. There's little to be truly moved by unless your attracted to a story about a young 12 yr old lad who steals from anyone who gives him half a chance - in order to keep his drunken, immoral mother (who looks ridiculously just a few years older than him) in food and designer clothes. Her character is never explored so we know nothing about her, making it difficult to engage with her problems. No-one seems to mind the fact the kid never seems to go to school or have any family - they just seem to accept that he hangs around the ski lodge all day, every day. With all the major thieving he constantly performs (super expensive ski equipment and clothes) it's too much to think no-one would have suspected him right off.

Well acted with some OK photography this has been somewhat overrated and while it may please those who tend to look at - but don't fully examine what drives a story - it's left somewhat lacking. You may well have seen far worse but, also far better.


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