A young boy supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests at a Swiss ski resort.

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Synopsis: Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Lea Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them.

Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But, when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory.

Genre

Crime Drama

Rated

NR - Treat as PG

Language

French

Starring

Gillian Anderson...Kristin Jansen
Kacey Mottet Klein...Simon
Lea Seydoux...Louise
Martin Compston...Mike

Directed by

Ursula Meier

Written by

Antoine Jaccoud
Ursula Meier
Gilles Taurand

Produced by

Ruth Waldburger

Awards

AWARDS

Silver Berlin Bear – Special Award, Berlin International Film Festival, 2012
Golden Athena – Best Picture, Athens International Film Festival, 2012
Best Buster Award – Best Child Actor, Buster International Children’s Film Festival, 2012
Best Buster Award – Best Film for Children, Buster International Children’s Film Festival, 2012
Best Actress – Cabourg Romantic Film Festival, 2012
EuroCinema Hawai’i Award – Best Actor, Hawaii International Film Festival, 2012
Swiss Film Prize – Best Film, 2013
Swiss Film Prize – Best Actor, 2013
Swiss Film Prize – Best Screenplay, 2013


NOMINATIONS

Golden Berlin Bear, Berlin International Film Festival, 2012
Blue Angel – Best Film, Art Film Festival, 2012
Young Audience Award – European Film Awards, 2012
EuroCinema Hawai’i Award – Best Film, Hawaii International Film Festival, 2012
Independent Spirit Award – Best International Film, Independent Spirit Awards, 2013
IOMA – Best European Film – Italian Online Movie Awards, 2013
Cesar – Most Promising Actor, Cesar Awards France, 2013


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Ales Film Festival France, 2012
Creteil International Women’s Film Festival, 2012
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2012
Trento Film Festival Italy, 2012
Taipei Film Festival, 2012
Taipei International Film Festival, 2012
New Horizons Film Festival Poland, 2012
Leiden International Film Festival Netherlands, 2012
Stockholm International Film Festival, 2012
St. Louis International Film Festival, 2012
Cinedays Film Festival Macedonia, 2012
Osaka European Film Festival Japan, 2012
BFI London Film Festival, 2012
Europe on Screen Festival Indonesia, 2013

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Country of Origin

France
Switzerland

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