La petite mort

The little death   (french poetic expression for orgasm)

Documentary, 61 min, DOK MOBILE, 2018

The little death is a documentary film about the female orgasm. Women from various age, experiences and sexual preferences talk about their orgasms in all sincerity. Poetical, abstract and metaphoric images take us in the heart of their sensations.

Speaking about orgasm, the protagonists talk about their desires, their sexuality. With sensibility, poetry and humor, the film take us in the intimacy of women. Far away from pornography or performance’s cult. The film is a collective adventure, driven by a common will to break some taboos that still weigh on female sexuality.

The little death is a dialog between women, for women. And for men.

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With: Anne-Valérie, Aude, Aurore, Lada and Maggie
Narrator: Joséphine de Weck
With the participation of: Tina, Wendy and Stéphanie

Writer & Director: Annie Gisler

Producers: Mark Olexa, Dunja Keller, Francesca Scalisi
Executive Producers: Mark Olexa, Annie Gisler

Director of Photography: Géraldine Zosso
Sound Engineer: Nora Longatti
2nd Unit DOP: Valérie Anex, Meret Mädorin
2nd Unit Sound Engineers: Oliver Rogers, Sandra Gómez Jiménez

Editing: Valérie Anex
Sound Design & Mix: Julian Joseph
Colorist: Yves Roy Vallaster

Music: Benoît Gisler

Catering: Madeleine Huwiler, Marie Cuennet
Translations: Bruce Yoder, Thomas Röthlisberger

Equipment: Eberle Filmequipment, FTK

Clitzilla by Ellebasi Gorenpeng, Ida Aniz and carbon company
Snowflakes  by Mirko Hecht from I show flag
Vulvaaaart. Vulva art with two extra a’s by Lina Lätitia Blatt

Filmed at the exhibition Vive la V!, Kulturstätte Keller, Berlin, 28.10.2017.
Exhibition organized by Künstlerkollektiv Vulvae

With the participation of:

RTS radio télévision suisse, documentary films unit, Irène Challand and Frédéric Pfyffer

Migros Kulturprozent

Office fédéral de la culture (OFC), Suisse

Fondation Engelberts pour les arts et la culture


And with the kind participation all our backers from!



  • Colour

  • 16:9. / HD

  • Language: French / English

  • Subtitles availables: English / French / German

  • Sound: Stereo

  • Screening Format: DCP / Apple ProRes / .mov


Best women’s feature film, Beyond Earth Film Festival, Kalkota, India


Worldpremiere at 14th ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL (27.09.-07.10.18), Competition “Focus Switzerland-Germany-Austria”. Zürich, Switzerland.

Filmkunstfestival Porny Days (25.11.18), Zurich, Switzerland.

Solothurner Filmtage (24.-31.01.19), Solothurn, Switzerland. Panorama Section.

Festival International de Film Fribourg (FIFF) (19.03.19), Switzerland. Special screening “Fribourg décapsule son cinéma”.

CineDoc Tbilissi ( 10.05.19), Georgia. Erotic Doc Section.

48’ Kyiv International Film Festival Mododist (25.05.-02.06.19), Kiev, Ukraine.

Beyond Earth Film Festival (22.06.2019), Kalkota, India.

Ciudad del Este Independent Film Festival (22.09.2019), Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.

Vox Feminae (05.10.19), Zagreb, Croatia.


DOK MOBILE : Mark Olexa, producer,, +41 79 718 48 91
DISTRIBUTION: Dunja Keller, DOK MOBILE,, +41 79 698 97 79



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FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY: aug&ohr medien

contact: Markus Kaatsch

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