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Genre Drama
Running Time 97 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Oct 5, 2012
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Sister (L'enfant d'en haut)

Simon lives with his older sister 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. Everyday, 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… Show more

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October 18, 2012 - Boston.com - By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

Movies about wayward kids are a European specialty. The new film “Sister” deepens the specialty. It’s delicately made, yet forceful in its delicacy. The writer and director Ursula Meier takes nothing special — or at least something extremely familiar (a child, left to fend for himself) — and quietly fills it with emotional meaning until you burst with tears. It took the final, breathtaking shot to realize the movie meant as much to me as it did. That’s not filmmaking. It’s sorcery.

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