Random Patrol

    • Yohan Guignard
    • France
    • 2021
    • 30 min
    • European Premiere
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

    It’s early in the morning, and police officer Matt Hoffer gets into his SUV to start his daily patrol in Yukon, an Oklahoma City suburb made up of rows of all-but-identical homes with front lawns and garages. Every time he puts on his uniform, he wonders whether this is the day he’ll get shot. Not much of note seems to be happening in Yukon, but the signs of constant fear and tension are clear on his face. Suspicion is the tool he uses to do his work.

    Random Patrol is filmed entirely from the passenger seat. All sorts of things occur out of sight of the camera, which maintains its focus on this friendly cop, his work, and how it affects his private life. This simple but multifaceted account won the award for Best Short Documentary at this year’s Cinéma du Réel in Paris. 

    Credits

    • 30 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: English
    Director
    Yohan Guignard
    Production
    Bastien Ehouzan for L'endroit, Pascal Barneville for L'endroit, Maud Deschambres for L'endroit
    Cinematography
    Yohan Guignard
    Editing
    Faustine Cros
    Sound
    Matthieu Gasnier

    IDFA history

    2021
    European Premiere
    IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

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