Magnetic Beats


Vincent Maël Cardona


November 17th, 2021


98 min

Brittany, 1980s.

A bunch of friends yearning for excitement broadcast a free radio station from their hometown in the countryside. Jerome leads it with unique charisma while Philippe, the technical genius, lives in the shadow of Jerome, his big brother. When called for the military service, Philippe has no choice but to leave for West Berlin. He’s determined to keep on broadcasting, but realizes that he just lived the last glorious moments of a world on the verge of extinction.


Paname Distribution


Indie Sales

TV France

France Télévisions

Press contact

Marie Queysanne

Film crew

Producers : Marc-Benoît Créancier, Toufik Ayadi and Christophe Barral
Co-produceurs : Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, Jan Krüger and Jörg Trentmann
Scriptwriters : Vincent Maël Cardona, Chloé Larouchi, Maël Le Garrec, Rose Philippon and Romain Compingt
Adaptation : Romain Compingt
DOP : Brice Pancot
Sound : Mathieu Descamps, Pierre Bariaud and Samuel Aïchoun
Production Manager : Jean-Christophe Colson
Production Designer : Marion Burger
Make-Up Department : Claudia Goetz
Costume Designer : Gwendoline Grandjean
Casting Director : Pierre-François Créancier
Image Editor : Flora Volpelière
Music Supervisor : Thibault Deboaisne
Original Music : David Sztanke


Thimotée Robart
Marie Colomb
Joseph Olivennes

      César Awards 2022

      Best First Feature Film

      The Lumières Awards 2022

      Most Promising Actor for Thimothée Robart

      Cannes Film Festival 2021

      SACD Award for Best French-language Film - Director's Fortnight

      Deauville American Film Festival 2021

      Ornano Valenti 2021 Awards

      Festival Effervescence Mâcon 2021

      High School Jury Prize

      Festival du Film des Villes Soeurs : Mode, Costume et Cinéma 2021

      Best Actor Award for Thimotée Robart
      Grand Jury Prize

      Festival Jean Carmet à Moulins

      Audience Award - Best Supporting Actor for Joseph Olivennes
      Jury Prize - Best Supporting Actor for Antoine Pelletier
      Audience Award and Jury Prize - Best Supporting Actress for Marie Colomb

      Lucca Film Festival

      Special Jury Mention

      Aquila film Festival

      Best Film Award

      42 selections including

      - Busan International Film Festival 2021
      - Colcoo Los Angeles 2021
      - Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2021
      - Leeds International Film Festival 2021
      - Hong Kong International Film Festival 2021
      - Cinémania Montréal 2021
      - Cairo International Film Festival 2021


      César Awards 2021 Most Promising Actor for Thimotée Robart - Best Sound for Mathieu Descamps, Pierre Bariaud and Samuel Aïchoun
      The Lumières Awards 2021 Best First Feature Film

      Produced by

      Easy Tiger
      Srab Films
      Elemag Pictures
      France 2 Cinéma
      Port au Prince Film
      Kultur Produktion

      Developed with the support from

      Cinémage 13 Développement
      Cofinova Développement
      Indéfilms initiative 8

      With the participation from

      France Télévisions

      With the support from

      Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée
      Région Île-de-France, in partnership with CNC
      MDM Mittledeutsche Medienförderung
      FFA / CNC Mini-traité

      With the rewriting support from

      Région Normandie, in partnership with CNC et in association with Normandie Images

      In association with

      CINEMAGE 18