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Moïra Pitteloud / Short Narrative / Switzerland / 2015 / 14 min / Colour / DCP2K
In French / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Thriller, Politics, Religion, Social Issues, Psychological, Based on a True Story, Identity
Gulf Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

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Synopsis

Sami, a Swiss man of Algerian descent, is pushing 30 and looking for work, which has so far eluded him. He goes through a series of odd interviews with the Swiss defence department, vying for a job that involves surveillance of websites to fend off potential terrorist attacks – and it seems employment may finally be in the offing. When his family questions the ethics of the position, however, Sami’s desire for independence comes into direct conflict with his conscience.

Credits

Director
Moïra Pitteloud
Screenwriter
Moïra Pitteloud
Producer
Dan Wechsler, Benjamin Corbat
Editor
Félix Sandri
Cinematographer
Leandro Monti
Sales Company
Magnet Film
Production Company
Bord Cadre Films
Other
Coproduction: HEAD - Haute école d'art et design
Cast
Abel Jafri, Mehdi Djaadi, Markus Amrein, Frédéric Polier, Mayya Sanbar, Djamel Belghazi, Christiane Margraitner

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