On the outskirts of a working-class neighbourhood in Lausanne, mysterious things are said to be happening down by the river at night. Now it’s up to the two watchmen Ammar and Daniel to make their rounds by day and night and secure the area. Ammar is new to the job. On their walks, they immerse in amicable exchanges about belonging and new beginnings. Contemplations that vacillate between comedy and absurdity. While checking on things, they are eyed critically from the balconies of the surrounding apartment blocks. A game of observing and being observed unfolds. Between the mundanities of everyday life and magical realism, Tizian Büchi stages a fable about friendship, while subtly questioning our fantasy of safety in a surveillance society.
Camera: Diana Vidrascu Camille Sultan
Editing: Thomas Marchand, Malena Demierre
Sound: Bruno Schweissgut, Adrien Kessler, Yatoni Roy Cantu, Adrien Kessler
Production: Thomas Reichlin, Britta Rindelaub / Alva Film