La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn) (2008)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn) Videos

La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn) Photos

Movie Info

Neglected by her husband and longing for companionship, lonely Hollywood actress Carole enters into a passionate affair with a photographer who has been assigned to capture her portrait. Filmmaker Philippe Garrel directs a drama starring Louis Garrel, Clémentine Poidatz, and Laura Smet.
Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
Rectangle Productions


Louis Garrel
as François
Laura Smet
as Carole
Olivier Massart
as Eve’s Father
Emmanuel Broche
as Jean-Jacques
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Garrel père reunites with Garrel fils for this frequently tedious rumination on rabid passion that still manages to linger in the mind.

Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | April 22, 2009
Top Critic

Love is a universe of two in Philippe Garrel's fatalistic romance Frontier of Dawn.

March 6, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

Garrel has mastered a own very personal tone that makes even a minor work such as this feel essential and vital

May 28, 2009

Tedious fatalistic French melodrama.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Has exquisite cinematography and an initially absorbing and compelling plot which, midway, loses steam and becomes pretentious and awkward while leaving you with a bad aftertaste.

Full Review… | March 9, 2009
NYC Movie Guru

Audience Reviews for La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn)

Pretty good till the supernatural part. Maybe if Carole wasn't so scaring inside (his mind?) the mirror ... What I specially like about this movie is that the story is very recent (she dies in 2007), but we feel in 70's, without any trace of modern life. Brazilian writer Nelson Rodrigues' words describe very well the movie: "love, if not eternal, wasn't love".

Rubia  Carolina
Rubia Carolina

Super Reviewer

Started out compelling, but took a nose dive long before it should have. It also dragged after about the first third and the payoff wasn't worth the wait. 2 Stars for delicious cinematography.

Skip Hunt
Skip Hunt

Still feeling slow & long; but already way much better than the unbearably tedious [Les Amants Reguliers (Regular Lovers)].


Discussion Forum

Discuss La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn) on our Movie forum!

News & Features