Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest)

Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest)

Fiction, 85 min.
Coproduction with Swiss director

Title E:Longwave

by Lionel Baier

Switzerland / France / Portugal, August 2013

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.


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Directed by: Lionel Baier
Written by: Lionel Baier, Julien Bouissoux

World Premiere: August 2013
Original Version: French/Portuguese (german/english subtitles), colour, DCP, 85 min.


Production: Rita Productions, Bande à part Films, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Les Films Pelléas, Filmes do Tejo
Producer: Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Philippe Martin, Maria Joao Mayer, François d'Artemare, Lionel Baier, Jean-Stéphane Bron, Ursula Meier, Frédéric Mermoud
Executive Producer: Pauline Gygax, Max Karli

Cinematography: Patrick Lindenmaier
Editing: Pauline Gaillard
Location Sound Mix: Henri Maïkoff
Sound Editing: Raphaël Sohier
Rerecording Sound Mix: Stéphane Thiébaut
Music: George Gershwin
Costumes: Françoise Nicolet

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

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World Sales: Films Boutique

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Distribution Switzerland: Pathé Films AG
Distribution Austria: Thimfilm GmbH
Distribution France: Happiness Distribution
Distribution Portugal: Midas Filmes
Distribution Argentina: Zeta Films srl
Distribution Brazil: Pandora Filmes
Distribution Chile: Zeta Films srl
Distribution Paraguay: Zeta Films srl
Distribution Uruguay: Zeta Films srl

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Asuncion, Festival Internacional de Cine Arte & Cultura, Public Award Panambi 2014
  • Paris, Trophées Francophones du Cinéma, Trophée Francophone Meilleure Réalisation 2014
  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Actor 2014 (Nomination)
  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film 2014 (Nomination)
  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Special Award of the Academy 2014
  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Screenplay 2014 (Nomination)
  • Essonne, Cinessonne, Prix du Public Long métrage 2013
  • Villefranche sur Saône, Rencontres du cinéma francophone en Beaujolais, Prix du Jury 2013

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