Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Lea 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.
- Ursula Meier, Ursula Meier
- Lea Seydoux, Lea Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Kacey Mottet Klein, Gillian Anderson, Gillian Anderson
Seydoux perfectly captures the anger and self-defeat of ill-educated, hedonistic, man-chasing young women who live on the fringes.Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, 11.08.2012
The movie takes a refreshingly low-key, observational approach to storytelling ...Jim Emerson, Chicago Sun-Times, 01.11.2013
Lea Seydoux fulfills Louise, and Kacey Mottet Klein, as Simon, is one more to join the pantheon of film's excellent child actors.Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic, 11.02.2012
[An] absorbing French drama.J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 01.10.2013