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Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest) (2013)

April 1974. The Federal Councellor, annoyed by the anti-establishment tone of The French speaking Swiss radio channel, imposes "safer" subjects on Philippe de Roulet, the programs director.... See full summary »


Lionel Baier
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valérie Donzelli ... Julie Dujonc-Renens
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Joseph Marie Cauvin
Patrick Lapp Patrick Lapp ... Alain dit Bob
Francisco Belard Francisco Belard ... Pelé
Jean-Stéphane Bron ... Philippe de Roulet
Paul Riniker Paul Riniker ... Le conseiller fédéral
Patricia André Patricia André ... Analea
Adrien Barazzone Adrien Barazzone ... Bertrand
Geraldine Dupla Geraldine Dupla
Teresa Faria Teresa Faria ... La tenancière
Carlos Sebastião Carlos Sebastião ... Le directeur
João Maria Pinto João Maria Pinto
José Eduardo José Eduardo ... Le directeur de la station d'épuration
Vítor Andrade Vítor Andrade ... Un militaire
António Lupi António Lupi


April 1974. The Federal Councellor, annoyed by the anti-establishment tone of The French speaking Swiss radio channel, imposes "safer" subjects on Philippe de Roulet, the programs director. To please him, de Roulet sends to Portugal a team composed of Julie, a dedicated feminist, Cauvin, a former war reporter sidelined since he started losing memory, and Bob, a sound technician close to retirement, with the mission to report on the impact of Swiss aid to the country. They comply more or less reluctantly, but the results of their investigation are so pathetic that they decide to drop the whole thing and to drive back to Lausanne. This is exactly the time when their path crosses that of a trio of Belgian journalists who tell them that a full-scale revolution is under way... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Switzerland | France | Portugal


French | Portuguese

Release Date:

12 February 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La gran noticia See more »

Filming Locations:

Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Award nominations : Swiss Film Awards 2014
  • Best film (Lionel Baier)
  • Best actor (Patrick Lapp)
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They Can't Take That Away From Me
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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