Roped Up (2017)
by Frédéric Favre

For one and a half years, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, an incredibly tough race across the Swiss Alps.
Florence wants to take part in memory of her father, but she is not used to engage in a team. Guillaume is an accomplished competitor. He struggles to find a balance between family, work and passion for the mountains. Antoine has just left rehab. Now he’s eager to prove his worth to the world.
A raw and intimate journey into the three protagonists’ innermost motivations and the story of how this adventure transforms them.

Directed by Frédéric Favre
Written by Frédéric Favre
World Premiere April 2017
Original Version French (german / english subtitles)
ISAN 0000-0004-6B52-0000-I-0000-0000-K
Production Lomotion AG, BR / ARTE, Telepool GmbH, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Producer David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré
Executive Producer Louis Mataré
Cinematography Frédéric Favre, Jonas Jäggy, Peter Guyer
Editing Prune Jaillet
Location Sound Mix Frédéric Favre, Balthasar Jucker
Sound Editing Balthasar Jucker
Rerecording Sound Mix Felix Bussmann
Music Joséphine Maillefer
Florence Beffa
Guillaume Clavien
Antoine Willberg
Technical Information
Picture Format Colour
Shooting Format HD
Exhibition Format HDCAM / DCP2K, 106 min.
World Sales / World Rights
World Rights Lomotion AG
Worldwide Distribution
Distribution Switzerland Filmbringer Distribution AG

Festivals (selection)

  • München, 32. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München, Competition, 03.05.2017 – 14.05.2017
  • Nyon, 23e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon, 21.04.2017 – 29.04.2017
  • Diablerets, 48. Festival du Film des Diablerets, 05.08.2017 – 11.08.2017
  • Tegernsee, Internationales Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee, 18.10.2017 – 22.10.2017
  • Graz, Mountainfilm International Filmfestival Graz, 14.11.2017 – 18.11.2017
  • Solothurn, 53. Solothurner Filmtage, 25.01.2018 – 01.02.2018

Awards (selection)

  • Berner Filmpreis 2017
  • Mountainfilm International Filmfestival Graz, Lobende Erwähnung 2017

In co-production with

With the financial support of