Belhorizon

an INÈS RABADAN picture

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Title

Belhorizon

Director

Inès Rabadán

Producer

Denis Delcampe

Nationality

Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Year

2005

Duration

80'

Language

French

Format

Dolby DTS

Ratio

1.85

Original Title

Belhorizon

Synopsis

Synopsis


Carl, together with his posh friends, intends to buy Belhorizon, a luxurious hotel with the idea of turning it into an upmarket hunting lodge. The “hotel” however, turns out to be a rather kitsch, run-down boarding house run by an immigrant Spanish couple and their solitary, young daughter Esmé who is desperate to get away. At first Carl is extremely irritated and embarrased by the place, but he decides to let go… He hasn’t been himself since the recent decline of his father’s fortune. Carl and Esmé, worlds apart, are magnetically drawn to each other. Then Simon, Carl’s associate arrives with a bunch of fancy friends and trouble begins… A wink to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, a dark comedy about the confrontation of the social classes.

Synopsis

Stills

Press

"Sur les traces d'André Delvaux ou de Luis Buñuel, Inès Rabadán livre un premier film, une fable bourrée de chemins de raverse et de pièges."

Vers l'avenir

"Dans un horizon doux et mélancolique, un film qui interroge sur les rapports humains."

La Libre Belgique

"Belhorizon, dont le titre renferme une part d'ironie, nous mène sur le terrain glissant de la lutte des classes, sans jamais opter pour l'artillerie lourde du film à thèse."

Le Devoir

Festivals
& Awards

Montreal World Film Festival

Namur Film Festival

Buenos Aires Film Festival

Santiago de Chile Film Festival

Santo Domingo Film Festival

Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival

Vancouver European Union Film Festival

Ottawa European Union Film Festival

International Women's Film Festival of Creteil

Paris Quinzaine du Cinéma Francophone

Cast & Crew

Ilona Del Marle
Emmanuel Salinger
Nathalie Richard
Bruno Putzulu
Claude Perron
Saskia Mulder
Frédéric Dussenne
Director Inès Rabadán
Screenplay Inès Rabadán, Laurent Brandenbourger
Producer Denis Delcampe
Cinematograper Sabine Lancelin
Production Design Christian Marti, Isabelle Girard
Costumes Lorette Meeus
Editor Yann Dedet
Sound Luc Yersin, Fred Meert
Music Marie-Eve Ronveaux

Releases

France - Cinéma Public Films

16.08.2006