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L'enfant d'en haut (2012)

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Sister: tough living for beautiful people
23 December 2013 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

This movie is surely more than worth to be seen: I've been so impressed that I kept thinking for days about the characters and their fate and wishing them my best.

So, as you have probably understood the film is touching, let's say moving. Can't say if it is more the rare beauty of Louise or the remarkable talent of Simon for getting by that will affect you the most but be sure that you'll feel involved in the story as if you'd be part of it.

Needless to say that the acting is perfect, the scenes are catching and the dialogue most natural. I wonder whether is it a true story or not. I hope it is, otherwise I'd have to think that there is some kind of sadism in Ursula Meier's imagination.


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