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Tightrope (2013)

À corde tendue (original title)
Sandra, who has spent 7 years in a prison, has been released from prison on probation.She will join the Chamonix area where her father Paul is famous mountain climber who manages a climbing... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruno Wolkowitch ... Paul
Pénélope Lévêque Pénélope Lévêque ... Sandra (as Pénélope-Rose Lévèque)
Pierre Derenne Pierre Derenne ... Bruno
Danièle Evenou Danièle Evenou ... Mireille
Micky Sébastian ... Agnès
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margot Bancilhon Margot Bancilhon ... Marie
Mélanie Baxter-Jones Mélanie Baxter-Jones ... Patronne BCBG
Claudio Colangelo Claudio Colangelo ... Homme 2
Logan de Carvalho Logan de Carvalho ... SPIP
Valérie Gil Valérie Gil ... Catherine
Antoine Grospiron Jaccoux Antoine Grospiron Jaccoux ... Vendeur
Myriam Le Chanoine Myriam Le Chanoine ... Secrétaire salle de sport
Mathieu Lee Mathieu Lee ... Homme 1
Karine Martin-Prevel Karine Martin-Prevel ... Annick Perrin
Marie Claude Perret Michal Marie Claude Perret Michal ... Skieuse
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Sandra, who has spent 7 years in a prison, has been released from prison on probation.She will join the Chamonix area where her father Paul is famous mountain climber who manages a climbing school.It will be their first encounter.Arriving at Chamonix Sandra presents herself in the police station and the captain Labbé will be in charge of her case.Then Sandra meets Paul and she doesn't speak about her stay in the prison and she doesn't feel well when Paul asks about her mother who died 7 years ago.Paul is also a stranger for Sandra ,so the relationship is quite tense.Paul will try to introduce her in the world of the mountains and the challenge of mountaineering. Written by zutterjp48

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 December 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La montaña que nos separa See more »

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A Surprisingly Uplifting Film
1 November 2014 | by pjl-7See all my reviews

This is a film about climbing, about rising above, about aspiring to new heights, both literally and allegorically.

Each of the characters is stretched, as the plot develops, to become a better self. Sandra, the principal character, has to overcome her 7 years of prison conditioning and learn to trust and be trusted. Paul has a quarter of a century of hurt held inside from Sandra's mother. Bruno, Sandra's growing love interest must control his impatience to conquer the mountain, but he also has to come to terms with the reason behind his inability to commit to the girl he lives with.

In a French film, it is not unreasonable to expect all these plot lines to weave together into a tragedy of Trufautesque proportion. Instead, though, Pierre-Antoine Hiroz shows us characters rising to the occasion, opting for the nobler choice, and arriving at a more feel-good resolution. But don't expect all the 'i's to be dotted and all the 't's crossed - that would just be too Hollywood.

I took a few points off my rating for some quite weak and predictable plot lines, but primarily for all the missed cinematographic opportunities. It is unconscionable to set a film in and around the Chamonix valley and the Mont Blanc, and not let the landscape dominate the movie as it does the whole region in real life.


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