A Maid to oust


Fiction ∙ 2008
20 min ∙ 16/9

Pardino d’Oro Locarno 2018
Jury Prize, Vaulx-en-Velin 2010
Best Swiss school film, Winterthur 2008

A film by Julien Rouyet

Stephanie secretly lounges in the luxurious villa where she’s employed as a maid. She progressively engages in a duel against the real owner in order to take control of the house...

With Julia Perazzini and Caroline Gasser

"- You can't act this way in my house.

- I spend more time here than you. I don't see why this would be more your place than mine."

Julien Rouyet was born in Lausanne in 1985. In 2004 he founded the Thera Production company then graduated in film studies at the Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne with "Maid to Oust" (Pardino d’Oro, Locarno 2008). He then directed several short films, such as "Easy Living" (2011) and produced young authors like Basil Da Cunha, Louise Carrin and Colia Vranici.

Easy Living · fiction · 22' · 2011
The Jewellery saleswoman · fiction · essay · 8' · 2009
Maid to Oust · fiction · 20' · 2008
L’Antichambre · fiction · 17' · 2007
Après, peut-être · documentary · 25' · 2007
Mort au Bout du Fil · fiction · 19' · 2005


Julia Perazzini
Caroline Gasser

and the participation of

Lucien Guignard
Matthieu Sesseli
Pierre Arbel

Screenplay and directing

Julien Rouyet


Patrick Tresch


Jason Page


Valentine Savary


Mariana Nanzer


Sarah Mingard


Mathilde de Romefort

Sound mixing

Maxime Champesme

Original soundtrack

Beautiful Leopard

Color grading

Richard Pelmar


Pardino d’Oro, Locarno 2008
Special mention Cinema e Gioventù, Locarno 2008
Best swiss school film, Winterthur 2008
Jury prize, Vaulx-en-Velin 2010


IFF Locarno 2008, Léopards de demain - Swiss competition
Cinéma tous Ecrans Genève 2008 - Swiss competition
Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2008 - Swiss competition & school films Competition
Journées du Cinéma suisse de Soleure 2009
IFF Aubagne 2009 (France) - International competition
IFF Tampere 2009 (Finland)- Special selection “ Whatta Helvetia ? ”
Festival du film francophone de Vienne (Austria)
Worldwide SFF Toronto 2009 (Canada) - International Competition
Shortfest Palm Springs 2009 (USA) - International Competition
SFF Corto in Bra 2009 (Italy) - International Competition
Fresh Film Fest Karlovy Vary 2009 (Czech republic) - International Competition
Student Film Festival Rio de Janeiro 2009 (Brasil) - International Competition
Festival du film francophone Namur 2009 (Belgium) - International Competition
Festival international du film francophone de Tübingen 2009 (Stuttgart, Germany)
SFF Filmets Barcelone 2009 (Spain)
Festival du film court francophone Vaulx en Velin 2010 (France)
Court & Docs 2010 (Lyon, France)
Festival de Court Métrages Atakpamé (Togo) 2010
Fresh Wave Festival, Hong Kong 2010
International Short Film Festival Drama 2010 (Focus Suisse)


Nuit du court métrage 2008
Cinémathèque Suisse, Projections lauréats Locarno, October 2008
80 ans du Cinéma Capitole, Projection de courts-métrages, October 2008
Ecran Mobile Genève, Soirée de courts-métrages, January 2009
Sainte-Croix, avant programme, June 2009
Piazzetta Renens, avant programme, August 2009
Ciné club universitaire de Genève, Cycle Wonder Women, October 2009
Fête du cinema, Neuchâtel et Chaux-de-Fonds, October 2009
Filmgilde Biel 2010


Arte, 2009
TSR 2, 2010
TV5 Monde, 2012


Arte VOD
2010 in Shorts


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