On the Sly

Frankreich 2011, Spielfilm, Blu-Ray Farbe, 77’ | Regie, Bildgestaltung, Schnitt Olivier Ringer | Buch Olivier Ringer, Yves Ringer | Ton Vincent Mauduit | Musik Bruno Alexiu | Darsteller_innen Wynona Ringer, Olivier Ringer, Macha Ringer, Ursula Noyer, Jean-Claude Lenaert | Produzent Yves Ringer Antoine Simkine in Koproduktion mit Les Films d’Antoine | Weltvertrieb Delphis Films Inc.

Cathy's parents drive from Paris to their house in the country every weekend. Otherwise, they hardly take any interest in their daughter. Cathy, though, has got lots of questions she'd like to ask but doesn't trust herself. And so she becomes increasingly unhappy and talks only to herself in her own mind. She also wonders whether her parents would even miss her if she wasn't there. Which is why she decides to put her parents to the test. One day, she doesn't get into the car that is meant to return them to the big city. Instead, she disappears "on the sly". It's only back in Paris that the parents realise that their daughter is missing and beat a hasty retreat.
Yet Cathy has already found a hideaway and wants to live alone in the woods from now on. A fish and a few plants become her friends as the she learns to fend to for herself. Eventually, she decides to return to her family and given them another chance. The film narrates of a journey into the forest, of self-determination and of being free.


Born 1961 in Brussels, Belgium, OLIVIER RINGER started his career as a camera assistant – for Jean Badal und Henri Alekan among others. In 1987 he made his first short film Haute pression (aka "High Pressure"). Since then, he has directed several TV movies and written several screenplays. Á pas de loup is his second feature film.


Films by Olivier Ringer
Pom, le poulain 2006 | Les guignols de l’info 1988 | Haute pression 1986

Awards for ›A Pas de Loup‹
Kinderjurypreis, Montreal International Children’s Film Festival 2011
Preis des Europäischen Kinderfilmverbandes 2012


Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 11.30 a.m., Filmforum

Olivier Ringer