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Before Tim - © Les Films de l'Ermitage

Before Tim

A Short film by Alexis Diop

Produced by Les Films de l'Ermitage

Production year : 2020


Frédéric and Suzanne buy their first VHS camcorder in 1989. The camera becomes a witness to their daily life, family moments and holidays with friends. A few years later, Tim, their child, is born. While their relationship slowly deteriorates, Suzanne embarks on a hopeless quest against oblivion and decides to film her relatives.



Before Tim

Trailer (English Subs)

Actors (10)

Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Les Films de l'Ermitage

Photos (5)

Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Alexis Diop

Screenwriter :

Alexis Diop

Sound recordists :

Alexandre Gneouchev, Hippolyte Leblanc

Production managers :

Alexis Diop, Aurélie Leduc

Sound editors :

Louis-Julien Pannetier, Hugo Corbel, Sylvain Carton

Production Designer :

Marion Didier

Costume designers :

Marianella Falcón Lemmo, Kahina Le Querrec

Grader :

Alice Prudhomme

Sound Mixer :

Lucas Thiron

Assistant directors :

Thomas Le Govic, Louise Senoussi

Directors of Photography :

Grégoire Bélien, Maxime Sabin

Camera Operator :

Alexis Diop

Editor :

Éloïse Dandoy

Continuity supervisor :

Louise Senoussi

Music Composer :

Casual Melancholia

Special Effects :

Antoine May

Make-up Artists :

Océane Susini, Ophélie Chambers

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Fiction, Experimental

Sub-genre :

Drama, Psychological drama, Research - Experimental

Themes :

Memories, Love, Death

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

37 min 58 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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