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by Tizian Büchi


For mysterious reasons, two watchmen are made to guard access to the river in an area of Lausanne where retirees and immigrant families live. Through the different people they encounter, a territory takes shape and a friendship is born. Tizian Büchi creates a fable—part documentary, part fiction and tinged with magical realism—to subtly question our surveillance society.

international title: Like an Island
original title: L'îlot
country: Switzerland
year: 2022
genre: documentary
directed by: Tizian Büchi
film run: 106'
cinematography by: Diana Vidrascu, Camille Sultan
film editing: Thomas Marchand
producer: Thomas Reichlin, Britta Rindelaub
production: Alva Film

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