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by Sébastien Lifshitz


It's summer and 27-year-old Sam is heading south in his Ford. He is accompanied by a brother and sister, Mathieu and Léa, whom he meets by chance on his journey. Léa is beautiful and loves men, as does Mathieu. Having set out on a long trip, far from the motorways, headed for Spain, they will learn to understand, confront and love each other. But Sam has a secret, an old wound that isolates him more and more every day. Separated from his mother during childhood, the sole purpose of this trip is to find her.

international title: Going South
original title: Plein Sud
country: France
sales agent: mk2 films
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Sébastien Lifshitz
film run: 87'
release date: FR 30/12/2009, DE 09/12/2010
screenplay: Sébastien Lifshitz, Stéphane Bouquet, Vincent Poymiro
cast: Yannick Renier, Léa Seydoux, Nicole Garcia, Théo Frilet, Pierre Perrier, Micheline Presle
cinematography by: Claire Mathon
film editing: Stéphanie Mahet
costumes designer: Élisabeth Méhu
music: Marie Modiano, John Parish, Jocelyn Pook
producer: Alexandra Henochsberg, Judith Nora
production: Ad Vitam Productions
backing: MEDIA Programme, Canal +, Ciné Cinéma, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), Région Haute-Normandie, Région Aquitaine, Sofica Soficinéma 4
distributor: Ad Vitam, Salzgeber & Co. Medien
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