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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 ... 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:

$1,218,174
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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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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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A new "High and Low" for the age of inequality
21 June 2014 | by The_late_Buddy_RyanSee all my reviews

Glad to see so many positive reviews of this one. It's a fascinating, powerful film about two young people—a potty-mouthed artful dodger and a soft-faced older girl he calls "frangine" ("sis")—trying to live by their wits at a Swiss ski resort. Léa Seydoux's sulky beauty makes her perfect for the role of Louise; Kacey Mottet Klein, then barely into his teens, gives an amazing performance as Simon. Didn't recognize Gillian Anderson as the Englishwoman who takes a motherly interest. The slangy (not to say skanky) dialogue may be useful to students of advanced conversational French. Ursula Meier's first feature, "Home," is a total headtrip, longer on concept than plot and reminiscent of 50s absurdist satires of modern life by Ionesco and Jacques Tati; this one has real visceral impact. Both "Sister" and "Home" are available on streaming Netflix.


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