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Home (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 October 2008 (France)
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Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

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Ursula Meier

Writers:

Ursula Meier (scenario), Antoine Jaccoud (scenario) | 4 more credits »
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Marthe
Olivier Gourmet ... Michel
Adélaïde Leroux ... Judith
Madeleine Budd Madeleine Budd ... Marion
Kacey Mottet Klein ... Julien
Renaud Rivier Renaud Rivier ... Copain Julien 1
Kilian Torrent Kilian Torrent ... Copain Julien 2
Nicolas Del Sordo Nicolas Del Sordo ... Copain Julien 3
Hugo Saint-James Hugo Saint-James ... Copain Julien 4
Virgil Berset Virgil Berset ... Copain Julien 5
Ivaylo Ivanov Ivaylo Ivanov ... L'éboueur (as Ivailo Ivanov)
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... (voice)
David Collin David Collin ... (voice)
Valdimir Sartori Valdimir Sartori ... (voice) (as Valdo Sartori)
Stéphane Gabioud Stéphane Gabioud ... (voice)
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Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Switzerland | France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 October 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Дом See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,403, 6 December 2009

Gross USA:

$15,925

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,639,406
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ursula Meier has been searching for location for nearly one year, even in Canada. Eventually she found a lost part of a highway in Bulgaria. The house in which the movie plays, was built alongside the highway especially for filming. There were up to 300 drivers "playing" the fast moving cars - all were inhabitants of a nearby village. On days without shooting the drivers came visiting the location with their whole families. See more »

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An accident halts the traffic on both sides of the highway. Only one side should be affected: the one leading to where the accident took place. See more »

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Home street home
26 January 2010 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I recently saw this at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival where writer/director Ursula Meier was on hand at my screening for an audience Q&A following the film. Meier explained that she got the idea for the film by seeing a house near a busy highway and letting her imagination run away with what kind of people would live there and the effect of being so close to a highway on them. I think we have all wondered about the inhabitants of homes we've seen while riding in a train or car and seeing homes without freeway barrier walls exposed to the noise of the traffic. In this story a family of five live in home where a major highway has been built running through their front yard. this major thoroughfare was never completely finished or opened to use so it has sat unused for years. The family uses the pavement for their personal use and has all their lawn furniture, etc. on it. One day the family learns the highway will be finished and opened at last and the result has a dramatic effect on their lives. They have lived there for 10 years. The mother has a fear of going out in public, the father is claustrophobic, the oldest daughter wants to escape from her boring existence at the isolated house, the youngest daughter is a mathematics and statistics whiz with an accelerated phobia for toxins and the boy is a pretty normal kid who likes hanging out with his friends. This is a strange and quirky film and pretty good as a debut feature for Meier. It was Switzerland's official submission to the 82nd academy awards for Best foreign Language Film. Some very good films come out of Switzerland but I don't think this warrants a BFLF submission. This may too slow and strange for many so I can't recommend it to a general audience but it's different and I would give it a 6.5 out of 10.


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