Off the Beaten Track

Longe da Estrada

A film by Hugo Vieira da Silva, co-réalisé par Paulo MilHomens

Starring Antoine de Foucauld

Taiti, 1903. Doctor, poet and artist Victor Segalen left France and headed for Hiva-Oa, to meet Gauguin personally. On his arrival on the island, he learns the painter had passed away. Adapted from the writings of Victor Segalen, Loin de la Route is a very fine view of the work, life and contradictions of the great painter Paul Gauguin. And a modern analysis of the relationship between colonizers and colonized people.

Adapted from the writings of Victor Segalen.

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  • 2023, Drama, historical - Languages: French and Marquesan / 68’


Antoine de Foucauld
Jean Ihopu

Cedric Tchan
Nicolas de Lavergne
Laurent Bur
Kalani Salmon


A film by Hugo Vieira da Silva

Co-directed by Paulo MilHomens

Screenplay Hugo Vieira da Silva, Claudia Bottino

Assistant Director Paulo MilHomens, Pedro Madeira

Costumes Lucha d'Orey

Art director Paula Szabo

Director of Photography  Eberhard Schedl

Sound David Badalo, Pedro Góis

Original score Peter Knight

Editing Paulo MilHomens

Delegate Producer Mariana Marta Branco

Co-producers Virginie Tetoofa, Maruia Richmond

Produced by Paulo Branco and Ana Pinhão Moura

A free adaptation of the graphic novel “Gauguin, Loin de La Route” by Christophe Gaultier and Maximilien Le Roy, combined with the reading of Victor Segalen’s correspondence (Correspondance 1839-1912) and his sometimes incomplete texts: “Hommage à Gauguin”, “Le Maitre-du-Jouir” and “Gauguin dans son dernier décor”

Leopardo Filmes production

In co-production with
Alfama Films Production
APM Actions Per Minute
AHI Company

With the financial support of
ICA - Instituto do cinema e do audiovisual
CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
SCA - Soutien à la création cinématographique et audiovisuelle
Fundo de apoio ao turismo e ao cinema
Tourism Tahiti
RTP - Rádio e televisão de Portugal
Programa Media EU, Europa Criativa, de apoio ao desenvolvimento

International sales and festivals: Alfama Films

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