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Sister (2012)

L'enfant d'en haut (original title)
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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,401, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$154,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$554,550
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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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Performed by PJ Harvey
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The Sister (?) L'infant d'en haut
24 October 2017 | by krocheavSee 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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