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MOVIES

FAR WEST

by Pierre-François Sauter / 86 min / documentary / 2024


 

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ZAHORÍ

by Marí Alessandrini / 105 min / fiction / 2021

In the middle of the Patagonian steppe, Mora is in revolt against school and asserts himself against his parents, Western alternatives whose dream of freedom, is turning into a nightmare. Mora is forced to cross the steppe to go to boarding school with her little brother Himeko.

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CALABRIA

by Pierre-François Sauter / 117 min / documentary / 2016

CALABRIA is a road movie in a hearse. After the death of a Calabrian emigrant who came to Switzerland to find work, two undertakers, Jovan and José, emigrants themselves, travel from the north to the south of Italy to repatriate the deceased to his home village.

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MELODIAS

by François Bovy / 70 min / documentary / 2005

Set in Columbia, the film tells the stories of Dario, the taxi driver; of Jorge, who unloads trucks; of the policeman Edwin; and of Luis Carlo, who looks after the injured and brings the dead to the morgue.

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IN PRODUCTION / IN DEVELOPMENT

ANIMAL DREAM
by Pierre-François Sauter

INSECTICIDE
a film by François Bovy

MY FRIEND GUILLAUME
a film by Nicolas Wagnières

RADIO SEPARATION
a film by Yann Bétant

WHO ARE WE?

Le Laboratoire Central is a production company dedicated to the development and production of independent and ambitious films that explore the personal universe of their authors.

Created in 2003 with the desire to consider production as a tool at the service of the artistic process, Le Laboratoire Central (formerly: “Les films de la dernière heure”) brings together the skills of Nadejda Magnenat, producer, François Bovy and Pierre-François Sauter, both directors.