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Grandes Ondes (À l'ouest) - © Rita Productions

Grandes Ondes (À l'ouest)

A Feature film by Lionel Baier

Release in France : 12/02/2014

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April 1974. Two radio journalists are sent to Portugal to report on Swiss aid in this country. Bob, a technician nearing retirement, accompanies them in his faithful Volkswagen van. But in Portugal, nothing goes as planned: tension is at its peak between Julie, a feminist, and Cauvin, a cunning war reporter. Pelé, the young Portuguese translator, tries to help, but to no avail. The small team gives up. But the wind of history pushes the VW right into the center of the Carnation Revolution, forcing this motley crew to take part, heart and soul, in the wild night of April 24, 1974.

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Assistant director :

Angela Sequeira

Co-producer :

Philippe Martin

Sound Recordist :

Henri Maïkoff

Editor :

Pauline Gaillard

Production Designer :

Georges Ayusawa

Sound Mixer :

Stéphane Thiébaut

Screenwriters :

Lionel Baier, Julien Bouissoux

Director of Photography :

Patrick Lindenmaier

Press Attaché (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar

Sound Editor :

Raphaël Sohier

Music Composer :

Georges Gershwin

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Feature film

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French, Portuguese

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Switzerland, Portugal, France

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Minority French (Switzerland, Portugal, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 24 min

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Dolby 5.1