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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


    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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    Les Films Pelléas

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    Assistant director :

    Angela Sequeira

    Screenwriters :

    Lionel Baier, Julien Bouissoux

    Director of Photography :

    Patrick Lindenmaier

    Editor :

    Pauline Gaillard

    Production Designer :

    Georges Ayusawa

    Sound Mixer :

    Stéphane Thiébaut

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Maïkoff

    Co-producer :

    Philippe Martin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Sound Editor :

    Raphaël Sohier

    Music Composer :

    Georges Gershwin

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Portuguese

    Coproducer countries :

    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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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1