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LONGWAVE

by Lionel Baier

synopsis

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.

international title: Longwave
original title: Les Grandes Ondes (à l'ouest)
country: Switzerland, France, Portugal
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Lionel Baier
film run: 85'
release date: FR 12/02/2014
screenplay: Lionel Baier, Julien Bouissoux
cast: Valérie Donzelli, Michel Vuillermoz, Patrick Lapp, Francisco Belard, Jean-Stéphane Bron, Adrien Barazzone, Serge Bozon
cinematography by: Patrick Lindenmaier
film editing: Pauline Gaillard
art director: Georges Ayusawa
costumes designer: Françoise Nicolet
producer: Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Philippe Martin, Maria Joao Mayer, François D'Artemare, Lionel Baier, Jean-Stéphane Bron, Ursula Meier, Frédéric Mermoud
production: Rita Productions, Bande à Part Films Sàrl, Radio Télévision Suisse, Les Films Pelléas, Filmes do Tejo
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Pathé Films AG, Les Films Pelléas
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main awards/selection

Locarno International Film Festival Piazza Grande
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2013 
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