A teenager in search of recognition, a worker ready to do anything to hit the jackpot, a senior executive at the end of his career who wants to prove to himself that he is still alive. Three characters who are losing speed on the competition highway.

  • Switzerland, France
  • 2022, 17 min
  • Director: Zoel Aeschbacher
  • Director of photography: Dino Berguglia
  • Editor: Youri Tchao-Debats
  • Screenplay: Zoel Aeschbacher, Gania Latroche
  • Music: Mario Batkovic 
  • Sound: Melia Roger
  • Cast: Sokhna Diallo, Elise Esnault, Pierre Gommé, Apollonia Luisetti, Christopher Manzinga, Fady Nasser
  • Producer: Nelson Ghrenassia, Elena Tatti
  • Production: Yukunkun Productions & Box Productions

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Zoel Aeschbacher

Zoel Aeschbacher

Zoel Aeschbacher is of Swiss and Vietnamese origin. Influenced by the short films of the Kourtrajmé collective, he started experimenting with a DV camera. In 2017, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in cinema from ECAL (École cantonale d’art de Lausanne). His graduation film, Bonobo (2017), was presented in international competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, where it received the Audience Award. It also won a Student Academy Award for best student film in 2019. He directed Fairplay in 2022 and is currently working on his first feature film, Underdog