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Feature Film, 2020
Written by Dominique Lienhard
Production: OFFSHORE



Set in a small village, nestled between the sea and the mountain, the father of Alan, a young fifteen-year-old boy, has out of poverty sold himself for two years to indentured service. Alan is forced to take the place of his father and struggles to support his family. He discovers a strange ceremony: the villagers light fires under the pretence that they are boiling the salt out of water, that is then used to barter. But he soon realises the real reason behind the fires: they are used to lure ships onto the rocks where they will crash and sink. One night, such a shipwreck occurs. A divine manna?

Support: CNC "Aide avant réalisation" February 2017,  Region Corse







Actors: Igor Van Dessel, Ana Girardot, Ophélie Bau, Jérémie Elkaim, Tom Rivoire, Louna Espinosa, Virgil Amadei, Manon Chammah



Taxi Drivers (Italian)




le chene

le paysan


Alerted by the fact that his grandmother, whom everyone calls “Müetter” is declining, Stéphane drives to her village in the night. He finds sweet 24-year-old Marguerite, a pregnant neighbour, selflessly tending to Müetter. Upset that the local physicuan has simply prescribed morphine, Stéphane tries to help, amongst others by getting another physician and preparing a feast in Müetter’s honour. His older cousin Mathieu has mixed feelings upon seeing him. Bits of everyone’s past emerge as does a certain wisdom about what can and can’t be changed. Formally composed visuals score pleasingly, omitting what could have been depressing. Müetter’s face is never seen until shortly before the pic’s conclusion – Lisa Nesselson, www.variety-com, Feb. 20, 2006

Produced with the support of the «  Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg (CUS) », of the « Région Alsace », « Cinécinéma » and of the  « Centre National de la Cinématographie »

Cast: Stanislas Merhar, Sophie Quinton, Aurélien Recoing, Agathe de La Boulaye, Andrée Meyer-Benjamin

Price: Ehrenpreis in Filmfest sowie Preis für den besten Darsteller für Stanislas Merhar in Funchal (Madeira / Portugal – November 2006)

Film Festival FRANCE: « Festival du Film de la Réunion », Dezember 2005

Film Festival ABROAD:

SALES: TV FRANCE : CANAL + (Februar- April 2007) / CINECINEMA (März - April 2008)



Marie is preparing a terrific breakfast for her lover. She works hard to make everything perfect. She’s left nothing to chance… absolutely nothing.

Produced with the support of the “Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg (CUS)».

Cast: Céline Milliat-Baumgartner.

Price: « Best Drama » 11th Chichester Film Festival / Short films Competition- UK (Sept. 2002)

Film Festival in FRANCE:

Film Festival ABROAD:


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