Les petites fugues
66-year-old Pipe uses his very first retirement cheque to buy a moped. Quickly falling in love with the machine, this Swiss farmworker who has always worked on the same farm decides to set off and discover the wider world!
Directed by: Yves Yersin (Switzerland/France, 1979)
Cast: Michel Robin (Pipe), Fabienne Barraud (Josiane), Fred Personne (John Duperrex), Dore De Rosa (Luigi), Mista Préchac (Rose Duperex), Laurent Sandoz (Alain), Nicole Vauthier (Marianne)
Genre: comedy drama
Awards: Prize for best actor, Prize from the ecumenical jury (Locarno 1979), "Un certain regard" selection (Cannes 1979)