The offer


Sami, a young Swiss-Algerian man, goes to Bern to apply for a position in the Swiss Bureau of Intelligence. Applicants vying for the position are not allowed to discuss the recruitment process. But when he returns home, Sami can’t help telling his family about his employment possibility. All hell breaks loose.

Sami, who is nearly thirty, is torn between his professional ambitions, his conscience and his loyalty to his family. But it’s high time he found a job. As the recruitment process becomes increasingly obscure, Sami is forced to wonder why he is being sought out for the position. Is it because of his qualifications or because of his Arab/Muslim background?


  • Special Mention 2016 (Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève)
  • Jury Award 2015 (Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Shnit)
  • Won Best Short of Swiss Film School 2014 (Int. Kurzfilmtage Winterthur)


  • 37th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2015
  • 50. Solothurner Filmtage, Solothurn 2015
  • 2nd Tripoli Film Festival, 2015
  • 7th Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, 2015
  • 18e Festival européen du court métrage de Bordeaux, 2015
  • Festival international du film court d’Altkirch, 2015
  • 18e Festival du court métrage de Bruxelles, 2015
  • 17th International Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv 2015
  • 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2015
  • 18. Int. Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, 2014



  • 2014 L’offre
  • 2013 La part des choses
  • 2012 La brèche


Mehdi Djaadi, Abel Jafri, Markus Amrein, Mayya Sanbar, Christiane Margraitner, Frédéric Polier, Djamel Belghazi, Antonin Schopfer


Screenplay: Moïra Pitteloud
Cinematography: Leandro Monti
Editing: Félix Sandri
Sound Design: Philippe Ciompi
Producers: Dan Wechsler & Benjamin Corbat
Production: Bord Cadre films & HEAD – Genève

Technical Data

Format: DCP / colour
Runtime: 13′
Released: 2014
Language: French
Subtitles: English, German


Original title: L’offre