Fictional short movie

A quoi tu joues

By Jean-Guillaume Sonnier

Fictional short movie, 18min, 2011

Action Light Award for the best Swiss hope at the Locarno Film Festival 2011

Looking for a flat to rent, Benoît is temporarily staying at a hotel. Having noticed that apartments are rather allocated to couples than to singles, Benoît comes up with a plan: he asks Jeanne, his next room neighbour, to act as his girlfriend. Through this role play, Benoît falls under the charm of this young lady, keen on gambling on horses, and lets himself be led into a dangerous amorous bet.


Directed by: Jean-Guillaume Sonnier
Written by: Jean-Guillaume Sonnier
World Premiere: August 2011
Original Version: French (english subtitles), b/w, DCP, 18 min.
Production: École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne
Producer: Lionel Baier
Cinematography: Nicolas Veuthey
Editing: Félix Sandri, Eliott Maintigneux
Location Sound Mix: Bernhard Zitz
Sound Editing: Jean-Guillaume Sonnier
Rerecording Sound Mix: Ivan Gariel
Music: Thierry Epiney
Lighting: Pierre-Olivier Bachmann