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by Ursula Meier


Margaret, 35, has a history of violent behaviour which has cost her a romantic relationship. She has moved back in with her mother Christina, a fragile, immature 55-year-old woman who blames Margaret, her firstborn, for ruining her dreams of a career as a concert pianist. In a state of unbridled fury during an argument, Margaret hits Christina. The law steps in, further complicating family dynamics. As she awaits trial, Margaret is forbidden from coming into contact with her mother or within 100 metres of their home. This only intensifies her desire to be closer to her family. Every day, Margaret appears at this 100-metre threshold to see her 12-year-old sister Marion and give her music lessons.

international title: The Line
original title: La Ligne
country: Switzerland, France, Belgium
sales agent: Memento International
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Ursula Meier
film run: 100'
screenplay: Stephanie Blanchoud, Ursula Meier, Antoine Jaccoud
cast: Stephanie Blanchoud, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Elli Spagnolo, Dali Benssalah, India Hair, Eric Ruf, Benjamin Biolay
cinematography by: Agnès Godard
film editing: Nelly Quettier
art director: Ivan Niclass
costumes designer: Anna Van Brée
producer: Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Marie-Ange Luciani, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson
production: Bandita Films, Les Films de Pierre, Les Films du Fleuve, ARTE France Cinéma, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Voo, Be TV
backing: Eurimages
distributor: Diaphana Distribution

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