YEAR : 2007
A FILM BY : Ursula Meier
PRODUCTION : Archipel 35 – Denis Freyd Need Prods - Elena Tatti, Box Productions - Denis Delcampe
CO-PRODUCTION : Canal + (France) / France 3 Cinéma 2007
STARRING : Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adélaïde Leroux
It was by far not easy for the director Ursula Meier and the producer Denis Freyd to find the main set location of the film. They sought a motorway which extends as far as the eye can see in a calm and desert countryside, with a house at the edge, inhabited by a family completely cut off from the rest of the world. After fruitless searches in France and in various countries, SOFILM managed to close for several months a very wide road in Southern Bulgaria, near the city of Yambol. Several miles of this road were converted into a highway for the film needs. The main set – the house itself – was built on the spot and a fleet of 300 vehicles was mobilised.