Epithete Films is an independent movie production company that specializes in feature films, run by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand.



Synopsis  /  Missing doesn’t mean dead. I any case, that’s what Tom, aged 8, thinks. His sole goal is to find his mother who went missing on a glacier of the Mont-Blanc range... five years ago. When he comes to spend the school year with his grandfather (Jacques Villeret), the little city boy is ready to move mountains.
Obstinate, full of curiosity and imagination, he unearths a number of family secrets, just as the glacier gradually brings up before his eyes the wreckage of the Malabar Princess, the Air India jet that crashed into the top of Mont-Blanc fifty years ago, before vanishing into the eternal snows...

Directed by / 

Gilles Legrand

Written by / 

Philippe Vuaillat, Marie-Aude Murail and Gilles Legrand

Cast / 

Jacques Villeret, Michèle Laroque, Claude Brasseur, Clovis Cornillac, Jules-Angelo Bigarnet

Coproduction / 

Epithète Films, France 3 Cinéma et Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

Distribution / 

Warner Bros. Pictures France

International sales / 

Le Petit Bureau

Release date / 

03 March 2004

Awards and festivals / 

  • Festival International du film de Shanghai, Chine, 2005
  • Panorama du cinéma français en Chine, 2005
  • Festival du film français de Richmond, USA, 2005
  • Festival du film français de Cuba, 2005
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma français à Paris, France, 2005
  • Edimbourg Festival du Film Français, Royaume-Uni, 2004