Documentary | 53' | 2008 | color | 16/9 | Betacam Digital
Original version: French
Subtitles: English, German

French-speaking Switzerland is the scene of an extraordinary discovery. On Mormont Hill, diggers have unearthed a huge Celtic sanctuary, the largest known to date. 2,000 years ago, the Helvetians dug hundreds of shafts in this isolated spot to deposit offerings to their gods: objects, animals, and fragments of human bodies. The discovery enables archaeologists to inquire into the religious practice of our ancestors. Rituals, sacrifices and Druids: what do we know, or think we know, about the remarkable Celtic civilisation? In an attempt to answer this question, this thriller-like film follows the excavations of the site and the archaeologists’ work step by step. Sudden new discoveries immerse us in a mysterious world bordering on the imaginative and the real.

With Gilbert Kaenel, Christian Goudineau, Patrice Méniel, André Houot, Eduard Dietrich, Patrick Moinat, Gianna Reginelli Servais, Kurt Alt Cinematography Camille CottagnoudSound Marc von Stürler Editing David Monti Music Julien Sulser Sound mix Denis Séchaud 3D Images Court-Jus Production, David Geoffroy Illustrations André HouotScreenplay Claude Muret Directed by Stéphane Goël Production Climage CoproductionTélévision Suisse Romande: Irène Challand, Gaspard Lamunière, SSR SRG Idée Suisse: Alberto Chollet, ARTE G.E.I.E.: Annie Bataillard, Christian Cools Financial support Office Fédéral de la Culture (DFI), La Fondation Vaudoise pour le Cinéma, Fonds Regio Films, Succès passage antenne World sales Climage


Broadcasted on TSR, TSI, ARTE, Planète, Rumanian TV, etc.

SRT Vaud 2008 Award
Best film for its scientific contribution at the ICRONOS Festival in Bordeaux

Solothurn filmdays; Amiens Archeological Film Festival; Festival Internacional de Cine Arqueolgico del Bidasoa in Irun; Belgrad Archeological Film Festival; Krakow Archeological Film Festival; Festival du Film Archéologique de Nyon, The Archeology Channel Film Festival Eugene (USA), XX Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico (Italy), Festival International du film d’archéologie de Besançon (France).

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