L'enfant d'en haut (Sister)

Ursula Meier
France
Switzerland
100 min
2012
L'enfant d'en haut
Synopsis: 

12-year-old Simon lives in an industrial valley below a luxury ski resort, together with his jobless sister, Louise. Every day, he takes the ski-lift to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from the rich tourists to resell to the local kids below. As he partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, Simon loses his boundaries, which affects the relationship with his sister. Confronted with a truth they had both been escaping, Simon seeks refuge up above.

Screenplay: Ursula Meier, Antoine Jaccoud, Gilles Taurand

Cinematography: Agnès Godard

Editing: Nelly Quettier

Music: John Parish

Art direction: Ivan Niclass

Costumes: Anne Van Brée

Cast: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Jean-François Stévenin, Martin Compston, Yann Tregouët, Johan Libéreau

Producer: Denis Freyd, Ruth Waldburger

Production: Archipel 35, Vega Film, Radio Télévision Suisse

Sales agent: Memento Films International

Distributor: Diaphana Distribution, Filmcoopi Zürich AG, O’Brother, Teodora Film