Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

Isabelle Huppert
Olivier Gourmet
Adelaide Leroux
Madeleine Budd.
Ursula Meier.
Running Time
98 minutes

4 Star Empire Rating
2 Star Empire Rating
Intern, The
3 Star Empire Rating
Beasts Of No Nation
4 Star Empire Rating
Nightmare, The
3 Star Empire Rating

5 Star Empire Rating
Man With A Movie Camera
5 Star Empire Rating
Salt Of The Earth, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Song Of The Sea
5 Star Empire Rating
Look Of Silence, The
5 Star Empire Rating

Ursula Meier's moving dystopian vision.

submit to reddit

A family try to live with the reality of their lives after the abandoned highway they have lived adjacent to for years is suddenly reopened to traffic.

Ursula Meier has called her latest offering “a road movie in reverse”. However, this dystopian parable could just as easily be labelled psychological horror, paranoic sci-fi or black comedy. Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet and their three children have spent a blissful decade living in a house abutting an abandoned highway, but when the authorities suddenly open it, the family’s privacy is replaced by a non-stop toxic intrusion. Seemingly the inevitable coda to Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend and Jacques Tati’s Traffic, this is a deeply disconcerting provocation about the future of civilisation: a powerfully performed vision of an insignificant humanity.

Insightful and moving, with some sterling performances.

Reviewed by David Parkinson

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for Home
Empire Star Rating


I watch this film on film4 along time ago enjoyed it I would like to buy it if possable. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by Peter Kennedy at 11:22, 30 April 2015 | Report This Post

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)