DISCIPLINE

Christophe Saber – DISCIPLINE

It’s 9:30pm in a grocery store in Lausanne, Switzerland. The place is run by Egyptians. In a moment of anger, a father looses patience and disciplines his disobedient child. 

Diploma project (2014) by Christophe Saber

Professors
Frédéric Mermoud
Tag
fiction

Fiction / 10min

Synopsis

It’s 9:30pm in a grocery store in Lausanne, Switzerland. The place is run by Egyptians. In a moment of anger, a father looses patience and disciplines his disobedient child. A shocked customer immediately intervenes to express her concern. Other customers join the conversation, they each put in their two cents and the staff is swamped. This discussion turns into a debate, which into quarrel. The situation gradually gets out of hand and into chaos…

Comment

Discipline is a choral movie that not only asserts its form with elegance and brilliance, working on the unity of time and place, but also forcefully captures the way in which cultures, languages and prejudices can confront each other, following a small prosaic incident that takes place in a convenience store and inexorably degenerates. Or how the singularity of a situation can support a universal subject, enriched by the director's uncompromising eye.

Frédéric Mermoud

Festivals

Selected at tiff (toronto international film festival) 2014

Swiss Academy Awards 2015 - Best shortfilm

Discipline on Swissfilms.ch