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Sister

Original title: L'Enfant d'en haut
German title: Winterdieb
Switzerland/France, 2012

Director: Meier, Ursula
Production company: Archipel 35,Vega Film
Age recommendation: 12 years and up

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.

Marketing strategies:
The film was sold to 21 countries, among them Australia, Brazil, Norway and South Korea. According to world sales agent Memento Films it was the best selling film from Switzerland in 2011/2012.

Festivals:
Berlinale 2012 (awarded), Cine-Jeune St. Quentin 2012, Nominated for the European Film Academy’s first Young Audience Award 2012, Buster Copenhagen 2012 (awarded), Ale Kino Poznan 2012, BUFF Malmö 2013

World sales address/es:
Memento (F)

Sold to:
Diaphana (F)
Filmcoopi (CH)
Arsenal-Filmverleih (DE)
Europafilm (Norway)