• L'âme du tigre / The Soul of the Tiger
  • L'âme du tigre / The Soul of the Tiger
  • L'âme du tigre / The Soul of the Tiger
  • L'âme du tigre / The Soul of the Tiger
  • L'âme du tigre / The Soul of the Tiger
  • L'âme du tigre / The Soul of the Tiger

L'âme du tigre / The Soul of the Tiger

by François Yang Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria / Competition

Alex Chen and his girlfriend, Eloane, head to the mountains in order to go rock climbing. Their light-hearted holiday is put to an abrupt end, however, when Alex receives a shocking telephone call: his brother Jun is dead. Back in Paris’s Chinatown, Alex is determined to find out what happened. While his French mother retreats into mourning, his Chinese father refuses to tell him anything in detail. The traditional wake begins and Alex is left dealing with his relatives and the imminent cultural differences. Reluctant to believe that his brother died of a sudden brain haemorrhage, Alex begins to dig deeper into his father’s family history. His beautiful yet mysterious cousin Lili, who soon begins to exert an unexplainable force of attraction upon him, assists Alex in his quest. Fribourg-born François Yang’s autobiographically inspired debut is a subtly staged family drama in which cultures, family secrets and taboos collide.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, Belgium, 2016
  • Runtime: 91 Min
  • Languages: French, Mandarin
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: François Yang
  • Cast: Frédéric Siuen, Audrey Bastien, Xin Wang, Bing Yin, Marianne Basler
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  • Screenplay: François Yang
  • Cinematography: Daniel Miller
  • Editor: Daniel Gibel
  • Sound: Jürg Lempen
  • Music: Benjamin Violet
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  • Producer: Xavier Grin
  • Co-Producers: Joseph Rouschop, Philippe Lacôte
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  • Production Companies: P.S. Productions Sàrl, Tarantula Belgique
  • Swiss Distribution: Frenetic Films AG
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