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by Lionel Baier


David Miller has known his date of death since the age of nine. As it approaches, he spends his final moments with those dear to him and is obsessed with the idea of learning how to tie a bow-tie and the Quebec filmmaker Claude Jutra’s falling into the water. Shot using a mobile phone over the course of ten years from Lausanne to Ouagadougou, this is a fiction film about the value of human life in an age where everything is at a “discount”. Life is priceless; death, however, bargains…

original title: Low Cost (Claude Jutra)
country: Switzerland
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Lionel Baier
film run: 60'
screenplay: Lionel Baier
cast: Adrien Barazzone, Pierre Chatagny, Thibault de Chateauvieux, Marie-Eve Hildbrand, Brigitte Jordan, Natacha Koutchoumov, Salvatore Orlando, Emmanuel Salinger
cinematography by: Lionel Baier
music: Pascal Auberson, Johannes Brahms, Händel
producer: Robert Boner, Agnieszka Ramu, Mathilde Wagmann
production: Bande à Part Films, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse
distributor: Agora Films
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