First Fruits

2010 | Coming of Age, Drama | 30 min | MA Film

Directed by Pao Paixao

Collection: Degree Films 2011

Joshua (18) and Simone (19) meet. They let themselves be driven by their desires. While diving in their intimacy, they fall in love with a young beautiful girl Marcelle (17). Obsessed by their newly found desire, they seduce the coveted girl, but cannot agree upon an equal fate. How far will they go in their loss of innocence? What will they get in return?

Runtime30 min
Year of Production2010
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Aspect Ratio2.39:1
Audio FormatStereo
Shooting FormatHD
Spoken LanguageSwiss German, English, Italian
Available SubtitlesGerman, English, French
Director Pao Paixao
Cinematography Jenny Bräuer
Production Design Nicola Corciulo
Music Imperial Tiger Orchestra
Editor Pao Paixao
Rolf Lang
Screenplay Pao Paixao
Production Manager Pao Paixao
Stefan Kirchhof (Pre-production)
Leading ActorsClémentine Bossardas Marcelle
Ann Kathrin Doerigas Simone
Dario Messinaas Joshua
Supporting ActorsMarina Longinoas Simone's Mother
Nicola Corciuloas Joshua's Father
Fabio Orlandoas Farmer
Mbaye Serigne Mor Fangonas Fisherman
Casting Aurora Jouffroy (Alleinheit Casting)
Costume Design Pao Paixao
Jenny Bräuer
Makeup Artist Delfina De Giorgi
Location Sound Engineer Carlos Ibanez Diaz
Sound Design Pao Paixao
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Graphic Artist Monica Cook
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Rebecca Siegfried
Project Supervision Bernhard Lehner
Project Mentoring Gabriel Baur & Markus Imboden
Philip Ciompi & Manu Gerber
Gion Reto Killias
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Anita Wasser
Head of Programme MA Film Prof. Markus Imboden


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