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L’Enfant d’en haut

Film Information

Exhibition Title L’Enfant d’en haut
Original Title L’Enfant d’en haut
English Title Sister
Director Ursula Meier
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 97'
  • Intérpretes/Cast: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson, Jean-François Stévenin
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier,
  • Mitarbeit Gilles Taurand
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Agnès Godard
  • Edición / Editing: Nelly Quettier
  • Producción / Producer: Denis Freyd, Ruth Waldburger
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company:Archipel 35, Vega Film
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L’Enfant d’en haut (which means something like “the boy upstairs”) is the second film by French-Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier, who released Home (2008) in our country. Now, Meier reduces the family to the minimum: a teenage girl (Lea Seydoux, back from her play-date in Mission: Impossible 4) and her supossed twelve year-old brother (an amazing Kacey Mottet Klein). And she sets them against the background of a luxury resort in Switzerland. This frivolous, holiday, first class world not only opposes the gray closed concrete of the urban world above. It’s also the means of survival for the family (broken but good, Stitch would say), since little Simon takes assignments to steal ski gear that is lying around on the snow. But what used to be one’s living turns into a prank and an ambition, and so the crisis bursts. The Swiss Alps work as the contrast of a minimal story that narrates the growth of a kid who never loses his innocence, but still sees that things up there don’t add up. And what used to be a game is now a sign of the contradictions that exist in the world he gets to live in –not the one he would like to.


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