Cyclic (2015)
Director Frédéric Favre

Caroline has finished her education as a journalist but is struggling with the idea of working in an office from now on. Raph is not intending to quit his passion at all but feels that this self-exploitation has to come to an end. Matila is just about to begin his new job and to discover this unique world.

Immersed in the world of the bicycle messengers of Lausanne, «CYCLIC» lets us participate in the lives of these three messengers who all find themselves at a turning point at this very moment.

Is it possible to grow old in this strength-sapping job? Is it feasible «to be free and happy for a lifetime» as Raph is planning to be? Or is the process of growing older automatically leading to compromises and betrayal of the ideals set when young?

«CYCLIC» takes us on a rollercoaster of decisions and lets us participate in some of the most intimate moments in the lives of Caroline, Raph and Matila. It addresses the difficulties of finding your place in this world.

Type Documentary
Production country Switzerland
Production year 2015
Duration 71 Minutes
Shooting format XDCAM
Screening format DCP
Language French
Subtitles English, German, Italian
ISAN 0000-0003-CB04-0000-7-0000-0000-G
Author & Director Frédéric Favre
Production Lomotion AG, Master Cinéma HES-SO ECAL/HEAD
Producers David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré, Lionel Baier, Jean Perret
Executive Producers David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré
Director of Photography
& Sound
Frédéric Favre
Editing Prune Jaillet
Grading Roger Sommer
Sounddesign & Mix Projektstudio GmbH, Peter von Siebenthal
Sound mix cinema SDS Sound Design Studios AG, Felix Bussmann
Music Inmates’ Voices, The Ghost Parade, Pradajz Vampiri
Distributer Switzerland Filmbringer Distribution AG
 Caroline Christinaz
 Raphaël Pfeiffer
 Joséphine Maillefer
 Matila Corminboeuf



  • Visions du Réel, Nyon (CH), 04/2015
  • Festival del Film Locarno, Locarno (CH), 08/2015
  • Festival des Films du Monde, Montréal (CAN), 08/2015
  • Solothurner Filmtage, Solothurn (CH), 01/2016


A co-production with


With financial support of