The Crossing
The Crossing

The Crossing

Director Bruno Deville

Production year 2012

Length 13min.

Country Switzerland


A desert road in the middle of nowhere. André, a businessman, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown: his cellphone went out and his 4WD car keys can't be found. His daughter can't stand him anymore and leaves him there. Left alone, he'll go across the looking-glass of his life along with a stranger whose name is also André...


Bruno Deville
Bruno Deville



Caroline Velan


Bruno Deville, Stéphane Malandrin

Director of Photography

Felix von Muralt


Paul Maernoudt


Michaël Phelippeau


André Wilms, Bernard Kordylas, Sandrine Blancke, Jacques-Albert Cavolo, Louis-Maxence Huber

Production company(ies)

Le Flair Production

Bruno Deville

Born 1976. After graduating in visual arts from the Brussels School of Art, he was admitted to the ECAL/ University of Art and Design Lausanne and obtained his diploma as a film director in the ‘Cinema – film direction’ department in 2000. The same year, he received a special prize from the jury at the Locarno IFF for his short film La Bouée. Subsequently, Bruno Deville wrote and directed films in various formats. In 2003, he obtained the Grand Prix from the youth jury at the Locarno IFF for his short film Viandes. At present, his latest short documentary film La Boule d'Or is screened at several FFs. He also designed and created video into live performances. Between 2008 to 2012, he wrote and directed a TV series for Swiss Television (RTS) called Crom (in the world of garbage collectors). At the moment he is working on his first long feature.


La Bouée (2000), Viandes (2003), The Crossing (2012), La Boule d'Or (2012).

FILMS 2012