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Troubadour Films - Night shadows

Night Shadows 2006  108’

Aux frontières de la nuit

Geneva, 24 hours in the life of five people, none of whom fit into Geneva’s postcard image as a city of privilege. Hans an old cop exhausted by life and a divorce he did not expect at all.

Adé, a young Malian who dreams of becoming a famous football star, but has to hide and to work illegally for now. Momo, who has abandoned his studies to become a garbage collector in order to support his family in Algeria, but cannot bring himself to tell them the truth about his new life. And then there is Claire, a young Swiss woman, lost and erring in the night. Annihilated by the use of drugs.. A chronicle where the destinies of locals and foreigners will cross, collide, between doubt, dignity, indifference, violence, and humanity.

A night revealing to each one of them what he wanted to hide or did not want to see.

  • Info
  • Production
  • Technical

Artistic crew
Martin Huber
Madeleine Piguet
Hicham Al Hayat
Gaspard Boesch
Original Language
English / Deutsch / Español
35mm 1 : 85 Couleur / digital Beta
Type & Running time
Feature film – 108'
Year of production 
Country of production 

Directed by

Nasser Bakhti
Produced by
Nasser Bakhti
Troubadour Films - Geneva
Radio Télévision Suisse
Radio Télévision Suisse, Philippe Berthet
Associate Producer
Jean-Claude Peterschmitt
Assistant Director
Laurent Chautems
Production secretary
Inès Abeya

Aldo Mugnier
Benedikt Fruttiger
Béatrice Bakhti
Video Animation & Titles
David Hodgetts
Graphic design
Alexander Miesch
Sound design & Mix
Denis Séchaud
Nasser Bakhti & El Hadj N'Diaye
Colour Correction
Patrick Lindenmaier
Troubadour Films


  Video on demand


  •  Muscat International Film Festival, Oman, 2008. Public grand Prize & Best first feature film
  •  5th Panafricain International Film Festival, Cannes, France, 2008. Dikalo Award for Best feature Film
  •  28th Mostra de Valencia Spain 2007. Public Grand Prize
  •  The Harlem International Film Festival,2007. Brown stone for Best Director Award
  •  7th AMAL International Euro Arab Film festival, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 2007. Best Director Award
  •  7th Arab Film Festival of Rotterdam, Holland, 2007. Best Film Award & Best Actress for Madeleine Piguet
  •  31st. Mostra de Sao Paulo International Film Festival, October 19th to November 1st. (New Filmmakers Official Competition)

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DVD Night shadows


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Subtitles: English / Deutsch / Italiano

Bonus/extras: Deleted scenes / Galeries / Trailer