Archive of films The Offer / L’ offre

2014, 14 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2015

What was originally an interesting offer to work for the intelligence service ends up raising many questions for a young man with Algerian-Swiss roots. Is it his abilities or his origins that make him a suitable candidate for the job? The Offer represents a small-scale attempt to cogently characterize certain issues about life in a multicultural society.


Sami will be thirty soon, and after a long job search he is finally invited for an interview. But with each new round of interviews, what was originally an attractive job offer from a Swiss intelligence agency brings increasing complications. His Algerian background is brought more into focus, and the question arises whether he is a suitable candidate because of his skills or because of his ethnicity. Sami must face not only his personal dilemma but also pressure from his friends and family. Though constructed on a simple foundation, The Offer is a telling probe into the issues facing people living in a multicultural society.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Moïra Pitteloud (b. 1990, Lausanne, Switzerland) spent a year studying visual art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Basel, followed by a bachelor’s programme in film studies (2011–2014) at the Haute école d’art et de design in Geneva. Besides The Offer (2014), she has made two other short films: La brèche (2012) and La part des choses (2013). A common theme in her work is her interest in social and political subjects.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Moïra Pitteloud
Screenplay: Moïra Pitteloud
Dir. of Photography: Leandro Monti
Editor: Felix Sandri
Producer: Dan Wechsler
Production: Bord Cadre films
Coproduction: HEAD - Haute école d'art et design
Cast: Mehdi Djaadi, Abel Jafri
Sales: Magnet Film


Moïra Pitteloud

Film Director

Catherine Ann Berger

Film Institution Rep.


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