Directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Stéphane Blok

Fiction | 2003 | 91 min 

With Louis-Charles Finger, Celine Bolomey, Vincent Kucholl, Jean-Marc Morel, Pénélope Pierson, Christine Brammeier & Tania Nerfin

Produced by Louise Productions Vevey, Momentum Production & Productions Les Hérétiques



Set between true fiction and an imaginary documentary, A prisoner's diary is a poetic video left by a home prisoner, who mysteriously disappeared after more than 200 days of detention.

Erik Suger, a 38-years old physicist and bachelor, has been condemned for a computer crime we do not know whether it was intentional or not. With an ordinary digital camera, he tells about his particular form of confinement by filming his ordinary apartment, his ordinary life. Little by little, he overcomes the passive acceptance of his situation and begins to examine and question the internal and external limits of his personal liberty.

Suger first looks for love among virtual chat rooms, then moves on to the transient physical comfort found in priced love. Prisoner in a world of images and bytes, he progressively immerses himself into the heart of audio-visual material in order to assimilate it. Torn between his scientific rigor, his mystic aspirations, and his erotic fantasies, he will cross the threshold of appearances in order to discover a unified and enchanted world of daily life right in front of him. More than anything else, he finds the possibility of a great escape.


Directed and filmed by : Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

Written by : Pierre-Yves Borgeaud & Stéphane Blok

Original Music : Stéphane Blok

Additional composer : Moreno Antognini & Stéphane Montangero

With : Louis-Charles Finger, Celine Bolomey, Vincent Kucholl, Jean-Marc Morel, Pénélope Pierson, Christine Brammeier & Tania Nerfin


Guitar, Charango, sampling : Stéphane Blok 

Bass and sampling : Moreno Antognini

Percussions : Stéphane Montangéro

Bandoneon : Daniel Perrin

Flugelhorn : Lee Maddeford

Violin : Patricia Bosshard

Art director : Sabine Crausaz

Wardrobe and location manager : Pascale Hug

Casting : Estelle Crottaz

Editing : Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

Mix : Fred Kohler

Recording and mastering by : Philippe De Rham & Bernard Amaudruz

Coproducers :

Louise Productions, Heinz Dill

Momentum Production, Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

Productions Les Hérétiques, Stéphane Blok

Coproducer : 

Télévision Suisse Romande

Unité documentaire, Irène Challand

With the support of : 

Office fédéral de la culture, section cinéma

Fondation vaudoise pour le cinéma

Fonds Regio Films

Fondation Sandoz

Fondation SUISA


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