• Greek Title Σαν κλέφτες
  • English Title Stealth
  • Original Title Comme des voleurs
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Switzerland, France
  • Duration: 112`
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Lionel Baier
  • Cinematography: Séverine Barde
  • Editing: Christine Hoffet
  • Music / Score: Maurice Ravel
  • Sound: Stéphane Thiebaut
  • Cast: Lionel Baier, Luc Andrié, Cynthia Coray, Bernabé Rico, Michal Rudnicki, Anne-Lise Tobaggi, Stéphane Rentznik, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Natacha Koutchoumov
  • Production: Producer: Robert Boner
  • Co-production: SAGA Production Sàrl, Ciné Manufacture SA, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
  • Awards: Festival internacional de cine gay-lesbo-trans, Premio al mejor largometraje 2008 / Festival Paysages de Cinéastes, Prix de la Jeunesse 2007 / Bucarest Film Festival, Prix spécial du Jury 2007 / Festival cinématographique d'Automne, Prix de la Jeunesse 2007 / Mannheim-Heidelberg, Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Prix spécial du Jury 2006 / Mannheim-Heidelberg, Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Special Award of the Jury 2006
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French, Polish
  • Format: 35mm
  • Subtitles: Greek

When Lionel learns by chance that his family originates from Poland, a chain of events is set off that will change his and his sister Lucie’s lives forever. Brother and sister make their way to eastern Europe in a “borrowed” car from Radio Suisse, not completely sure if they are descendents from a Polish family. However, getting involved in a car chase in Slovakia is a sure thing, as is the stolen car, white wedding, and false passports. The road to Warsaw is an adventure! And somewhere in Poland, a horse drowns every night.

Lionel Baier

Born in Lausanne in 1975 in a Swiss family of Polish origins, Lionel Baier programs et co-manages the Rex Cinema of Aubonne since 1992, before studing humanities at the University of Lausanne (1995-1999). Following the documentary Celui au pasteur and La Parade (Our History), he directs his first feature film in 2004, Garçon stupide. His next films are Comme des voleurs (à l’Est) -first episode of a tetralogy- that continues with Longwave/Les Grandes Ondes (à l’Ouest), -which was screened as opening film to the 7th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival organized by the Greek Film Archive in 2013- then Un autre homme or La vanité in a filmography of fictions and documentaries in several formats. Director of the Movies department at the ECAL (Art school of Lausanne) since 2002, he co-founds Bande à part Films in 2009 and is the vice-president the Swiss Cinemathèque’s board of administration.

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