Directed by : Marc RECHA

  • Year of production : 2015
  • Country : Spain , France
  • Length : 100 minutes


A small town surrounded by forests and mountains in the Catalan Pyrennees, not far from the french border. Robert lives a relaxed and peaceful existence with his son Sergi and his friend Jordi. Despite this, he hides a heavy secret But the arrival of two Serbo-Bosnian criminals is going to force him to face his past and confront him to the hardest decision he ever had to make.


If I envision Ruta salavatge to be as intimist and humanly complex as the rest of my films, I also want to explore new visuals and techniques, which is why I chose to make this movie a dark thriller. Robert is a strong character involved in a frightening and sinuous plot, the aspect of this thriller that is the most tantalizing to me is Robert’s overwhelming post traumatic disorder and how he tries to cope with those painful memories, his repressed brutality and his current life as a father figure. As for the aesthetics, the town where the story takes place is a metaphore to Robert’s situation, the beauty and calmness of the surroundings shift to a suffocating and foggy environment as our main character sees his life getting turned upside down and his secrets unravel.


Marc RECHA - Director


Language film : French, Serbian
Working budget: 2M €
Financing acquired: 125 000 €




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