Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest)

Best Fiction Film 2014 - Nominated


by Lionel Baier

It is April 1974 and Julie Dujonc-Renens, young feminist journalist and the cunning Joseph-Marie Cauvin, leading reporter for the Swiss radio, have been sent to Portugal to investigate Switzerland’s aid to poor countries. Sparks fly during the bus trip with Bob, sound engineer approaching retirement. The projects financed by Switzerland prove to be calamitous and the workers’ revolution that suddenly breaks out doesn’t help, obliging our heroes to disregard first the radio’s management, and then their own codes of conduct.

Donzelli Valérie, Vuillermoz Michel, Lapp Patrick, Belard Francisco, Bron Jean-Stéphane, Barazzone Adrien, Bozon Serge

Baier Lionel, Bouissoux Julien

Rita Productions Genève, Bande à Part Films Sàrl Lausanne, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse Genève 8, Les Films Pelléas Paris, Filmes do Tejo Lisboa

Cinematography: Lindenmaier Patrick
Editing: Gaillard Pauline
Locationsoundmix: Maikoff Henri
Soundediting: Sohier Raphaël
Rerecordingsoundmix: Thiébaut Stéphane
Music: Gershwin George
Costumes: Nicolet Françoise


49. Solothurner Filmtage, 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival, 5e Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs, 15e Festival du Cinéma Européen en Essonne, 18es Rencontres du cinéma francophone, 58th Cork Film Festival, 37a Mostra Internacional del Cinema de Sao Paulo, 42e Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal, 28e Festival international du film francophone Namur, 9e Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie Bienne, 66° Festival del film Locarno