On the Other Side of the Wall


In a maze of urban alleys, a group of young men spend their days playing trivial games. One afternoon, Fred, their leader, confides that he plans to leave town. A better life awaits him “on the other side of the wall.” For Fred’s best friend, Robert, this departure is the epitome of courage. A heroic act. The group watches Fred scale the alley wall and disappear from their lives. Later that night, however, disillusioned with the hostile outside world, Fred makes a surprise return. Robert doesn’t understand Fred’s about-face, nor does he accept weakness. In fact, he now sees an imposter who must be dealt with.




Short Subject – Fiction

Creative Team


Jean-Pierre Avoine


Jean-Pierre Avoine, Charles Hall

Production Company

Films du Réverbère

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