Cinema of the world

The Line

Director : Ursula Meier
Country : Switzerland,France, Belgium
Language : French
Duration : 101 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the world


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 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 200 metres of their home. This only intensifies her desire to be closer to her family. Every day, Margaret appears at this 200-metre threshold to see her 12-year-old sister Marion and give her music lessons.

Ursula Meier


Ursula Meier was born on June 24, 1971 in Besançon, Doubs, France. She is a director and writer, known for Home (2008), Sister (2012) and The Line (2022)


– Stéphanie Blanchoud
– Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
– Elli Spagnolo, Dali Benssalah
– India Hair
– Benjamin Biolay
– Eric Ruf
– Thomas Wiesel
– Jean-François Stévenin
– Louis Gence


– Director: Ursula Meier
– Producer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
– Editor: Nelly Quettier
– Writer: Stéphanie Blanchoud, Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier, Robin Campillo, Nathalie Najem
– Dop: Agnès Godard
– Music: Jean-François Assy, Stéphanie Blanchoud, Benjamin Biolay


Winner-Golden Rooster Awards 2022
(Best International Director)
Nominee-Berlin International
Film Festival 2022
(Best Film)
Nominee-International Film Festival
of India 2022