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by Sam Garbarski


By chance, fifty-year old Thomas finds himself back in the little town of his childhood. While visiting his mother’s grave he faints and wakes up to find himself in the past. Thomas is 14 again, an adolescent who has kept all his adult experience and character. He meets up with his classmates, the girl with whom he was secretly in love, and above all his parents - his mother, so young and full of life; his father, who had disappeared back then, never to return. Thomas tries to find out the real reasons for his father’s departure. But can he relive his past without changing it?

international title: A Distant Neighbourhood
original title: Quartier lointain
country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Sam Garbarski
film run: 99'
release date: DE 20/05/2010, AT 28/05/2010, BE 24/11/2010, FR 24/11/2010, NL 07/07/2011
screenplay: Jérôme Tonnerre, Sam Garbarski, Philippe Blasband
cast: Pascal Greggory, Jonathan Zaccaï, Alexandra Maria Lara, Léo Legrand, Laura Martin, Tania Garbarski, Jean-François Wolff, Charlie Dupont, Clément Chébli, Patrick Zimmermann
cinematography by: Jeanne Lapoirie
film editing: Ludo Troch
art director: Véronique Sacrez
costumes designer: Anaïs Romand
music: Air
producer: Diana Elbaum, Denis Freyd, Thanassis Karathanos, Jani Thiltges, Karl Baumgartner
production: Entre Chien et Loup, Archipel 35, Samsa Film, Pallas Film GmbH, Artémis Productions, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française
backing: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM)
distributor: Wild Bunch, Imagine, X Verleih, Filmcoopi Zürich AG, September Film Distribution


main awards/selection

Festival Internazionale del film di Roma 2010 Alice nella città

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