Sister (L'enfant d'en haut)

Sister (L'enfant d'en haut)

Ursula Meier

France/Switzerland, 2012, 100 min., French/English

Eurimages Competition


Simon is a twelve years old kid who lives with his unemployed sister in a Swiss industrial city, in a valley preceding the more abrupt Alps. Simon goes everyday to a luxurious ski station where he steals sport equipment to rich people to sell it later in his city. His troubled day-to-day makes him meet a young, unscrupulous Brit who temporarily works at the station, and the both of them will join to improve thefts. That is how Simon starts to cross certain lines, which affects his relationship with his sister, a relationship based on lies now coming to light.


Ursula Meier

Born in Besançon, France, in 1971, Ursula Meier also holds Swiss nationality. She studied film and TV at the IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion) in Belgium, and was Alain Tanner’s second assistant director in Fourbi (1995) and Jonas et Lila, a demain (1999). By then, she was already directing short films–Le songe d’Isaac (1994), Des heures sans sommeil (1998) – and soon started shooting documentaries –Autour de Pinget (2000), Pas les flics, Pas les Noirs, Pas les Blancs (2001)–. In 2008 she made her first full-length fiction film, Home, presented at the Cannes Festival, and in 2012, she has obtained a Silver Bear at the Berlinale Festival.



2012 Sister

2008 Home ¿Dulce hogar?

2004 Autour de Pinget

2004 Des heures sans sommeil

2003 Des épaules solides

2001 Tous à table


L'enfant d'en haut

Francia/Suiza, 2012, 97 min, Francés/Inglés.

Dirección /Direction

Ursula Meier

Guión / Script

Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier

Mitarbeit Gilles Taurand

Fotografía / Cinematography

Agnès Godard

Montaje / Editing

Nelly Quettier

Música / Music

John Parish

Producción / Producers

Denis Freyd, Ruth Waldburger

Intérpretes / Cast

Léa Seydoux (Louise),

Kacey Mottet Klein (Simon),

Martin Compston (Mike),

Gillian Anderson (Kristin),

Jean-François Stévenin (jefe de cocina)

Compañía productora / Production company

Archipel 35, Vega Film

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Memento Films

Cité Paradis, 9

75010 París


T. 33 1 53 34 90 20

F. 33 1 42 47 11 24


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