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Quartier lointain (2010)

A grown man wakes up to discover he is a teenager again.

Director:

Sam Garbarski

Writers:

Jirô Taniguchi (manga "Harukanaru machi e"), Philippe Blasband (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Greggory ... Thomas Verniaz / Zorn (adulte)
Jonathan Zaccaï ... Bruno Verniaz, le père
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Anna Verniaz née Zorn, la mère
Léo Legrand Léo Legrand ... Thomas Verniaz adolescent
Laura Martin Laura Martin ... Sylvie Dumontelle
Laura Moisson Laura Moisson ... Corinne Verniaz, la soeur
Pierre-Louis Bellet Pierre-Louis Bellet ... Rousseau
Tania Garbarski Tania Garbarski ... Nelly
Laurence Lipski Laurence Lipski ... Rachel
Louis Bianchi Louis Bianchi ... Godin adolescent
Théo Dardenne Théo Dardenne ... Chabrot
Augustin Lepinay Augustin Lepinay ... Jules
Pauline Chappey Pauline Chappey ... Emma
Juliette Lembrouk Juliette Lembrouk ... Alice
Jean-François Wolff Jean-François Wolff ... Le surveillant
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Storyline

The film, adapted from the Eisner award nominated manga by Jiro Taniguchi, follows Thomas, a cynical and tired French comic artist who, while visiting his old family home, loses consciousness - only to awaken 40 years in the past in the body of his younger self. While here he faces the choice of changing events at the cost of his own future - and to unravel a lifelong mystery, the reason for his fathers mysterious disappearance that he knows will happen a few months after Thomas's arrival. Written by Chuo Dori

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Belgium | Luxembourg | France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 May 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Quartier Lointain See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,648
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on Jirô Taniguchi's manga comic "A Distant Neighborhood"; Taniguchi's comics are very popular in Japan. Taniguchi himself makes a cameo in the film as a train passenger. See more »

Connections

References Belle de Jour (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Sylvia Moy , and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Isley Brothers
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a fine example of great European cinema
23 July 2011 | by sstoSee all my reviews

story to a movie is what voice once has been to a song...

this is still valid for European movies, and "Quartier lointain" is an example of this. alright, it is probably not the best movie ever, but the story has soul, even if the story is small, but life is knitted together with small stories like this.

the search for love, the feeling of something lost, the memory of past desires and forgotten anxieties, the wish to turn back time, the dreams of dreams...

a story moving in its own pace, no flashes and exaltations, just a fragment in the life, that should not be spent in vain


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