Benjamin Bucher & Julia Bünter
Switzerland | 2023 | 63 min
World premiere
Languages : French, English
Subtitles : French, English

Esteban, a swiss entrepreneur, dreams of taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A dream he turns into reality, and which results in him competing alongside professional drivers. Laps follow each other endlessly among the exhilaration of these exceptional vehicles. Full Tank humorously immerses itself in this testosterone-driven microcosm, subtly highlighting the excesses of motorsport.

Esteban, a swiss property developer, dreams of taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A dream he decides to turn into reality as his 50th birthday draws near, and which results in him competing alongside professional drivers. From one race to the next, the team tames the laws of physics and the elements, with the sole objective of winning, beating a record, and overtaking the opponent. Laps follow laps, endlessly, among the exhilaration of these exceptional vehicles and the thundering noise of their turbocharged engines. Directed by the Swiss filmmakers Julia Bünter and Benjamin Bucher, and produced by the documentary maker Jean-Stéphane Bron, Full Tank immerses itself in this fascinating testosterone-driven microcosm. The film’s iterative and immersive pace, sustained by the racers’ ultra-technical jargon, provides a sense of dizziness and throbbing speed. The directors’ tone is offbeat and amused, satisfying our curiosity for the behind-the-scenes world of motor racing while subtly highlighting the excesses of an outrageous sport.

Bastien Bento

Benjamin Bucher
Full Tank, 2023
Trio, 2020
Vincent rend visite, 2020
Hunters, 2018

Julia Bünter
Full Tank, 2023
Fiancées, 2019
Deadline, 2014

Screenings and tickets


Sunday 23 April 2023 11:00
In the presence of the director

Wednesday 26 April 2023 11:00

Themed walks

Filmmakers or researchers from UNIL will take you on a walk through the streets of Nyon to delve into and deepen your appreciation of this film’s subject. Balade avec Julia Bünter et Benjamin Bucher, réalisateur-rice de Full Tank

Photography
Benjamin Bucher
Sound
Julia Bünter
Editing
Orsola Valenti
Production
Jean-Stéphane Bron
Sales contact
Jean-Stéphane BronBande à Partinfo@bandeapartfilms.com

National Competition

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