GenreDrama, Sci-Fi, Thriller Duration CountryFrance, Switzerland, Romania
WriterAlex Iordachescu, Marianne Brun, Marcel Beaulieu Release date2009 (2009) Initial releaseDecember 16, 2010 (Germany) ScreenplayMarcel Beaulieu, Alex Iordachescu, Marianne Brun CastGuillaume Depardieu, Alysson Paradis, Carlo Brandt Similar moviesA Real Life (2009), A Loving Father (2002), Versailles (2008), Stella (2008), The Wonderful Crook (1974)
The Childhood of Icarus (original French title: L'Enfance d'Icare ) is a 2009 film co-written, co-produced, and directed by the Romanian-born Swiss director Alex Iordachescu. The production companies are Elefant Films Sàrl (Switzerland, Romania) and Freshline Productions (France).
The film stars an ensemble cast that includes notable actors and actresses from France, Switzerland, and Romania: Guillaume Depardieu, Alysson Paradis, Carlo Brandt, Sophie Lukasik, Dorotheea Petre, Patricia Bopp, Jean-Pierre Gos, and Madalina Constantin.
Following an accident, Jonathan Vogel (played by Guillaume Depardieu) lost a leg. Professor Karr (played by Carlo Brandt) offers a revolutionary treatment that will change his life. But this crazy dream turns into a nightmare, and Vogel becomes the victim of a terrible medical mistake.