Elena Avdija
2022 - 84 min - Vidéo Full HD - Couleur - Suisse, France

Being thrown down a flight of stairs, hit by a car or beaten up is the everyday life for stuntwomen. We follow Virginie, Petra and Estelle during training sessions and on film sets in France and the US.
What does all this pretend-violence do to their bodies and minds? There is always a trade-off between the desire to perform as realistically as possible and their own boundaries.
Scenes with cars are spectacular, but the roles in which they are beaten up are much harder to watch. Few action movies have female heroes so they usually play the role of victims.
Stuntwomen are hired to endure violence, while the task of their male colleagues is to inflict it.

Author-Director : Elena Avdija
Photography : Augustin Losserand
Sound : Nicolas Joly, Theresa Rakda
Editing : Myriam Rachmuth
Delegate Producer : Bande à part Films


Distributor : Andana films
Disponible au Club du doc


2022 - Zurich Film Festival, Zurich (Suisse) : Golden Eye