L'Enfant d'en haut

  • Sister (German title)
Feature Film | 2011 | France, Switzerland

    Brief synopsis

    A luxury ski resort in Switzerland. 12-year-old Simon lives in the industrial valley below, with his jobless sister. 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 back down. 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.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Kacey Mottet-KleinSimon [L]
    Léa SeydouxLouise [L] Jacqueline Le Saunier
    Martin CompstonMike [L]
    Gillian AndersonKristin Jansen [SR]
    Jean-François StéveninLe Chef-cuisinier [SR]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyAgnès Godard
    Castingcasting directorAurélie Guichard
    Costume Departmentcostume designerAnna Van Brée
    Director's DepartmentdirectorUrsula Meier
    EditingeditorNelly Quettier
    Production Designproduction designerIvan Niclass
    Production Mgt.unit managerNicole Schwizgebel
    ScreenplayscreenwriterGilles Taurand
    ScreenplayscreenwriterAntoine Jaccoud
    ScreenplayscreenwriterUrsula Meier

    Production companies

    Archipel 35 [fr]
    Vega Film AG [ch]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Ursula Meier2012Berlinale 2012 - Silberner LöweLobende ErwähnungWinner
    Ursula Meier2012European Film AwardsEFA Young Audience AwardNominated
    Ursula Meier2012Fünf Seen FilmfestivalSpielfilmWinner
    Ursula Meier2013Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmWinner
    Ursula Meier2013Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bestes DrehbuchWinner
    Kacey Mottet-Klein2013Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester DarstellerWinner
    Antoine Jaccoud2013Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bestes DrehbuchNominated