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Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Léa 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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 65
- Fresh: 62
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Seydoux perfectly captures the anger and self-defeat of ill-educated, hedonistic, man-chasing young women who live on the fringes.
Fresh: The movie takes a refreshingly low-key, observational approach to storytelling ...
Fresh: Lea Seydoux fulfills Louise, and Kacey Mottet Klein, as Simon, is one more to join the pantheon of film's excellent child actors.
Fresh: [An] absorbing French drama.
And great scenery to boot.
Definitely worth an hour and a half of your time. Kacey Mottet Klein was superb in this…understated and completely believable. Bittersweet but extremely well-done movie.
Ski resorts have another side
In the Alps it's not all just fun as the story of a local couple of youngsters proves. Watch it if you have been to resorts and only had funk see what others have to say. Very Swiss and very crude and real. Well made
The underbelly of skiing - a great movie
An unexpectedly great movie. For any skiers, it's really an unseen world. Twists and turns between the 12 year old who really runs the family, and his older sister. Really a beautifully filmed movie, with great acting.