Switzerland/France
66 min.


"Zucchini" is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy – although his unique story is surprisingly universal: After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. Zucchini struggles at first to find his place in this strange, at times hostile, environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust, find true love and, at last, a new family of his own


Directed by: Claude Barras

Written by: Céline Sciamma

Produced by: Max Karli

Director of Photography: David Toutevoix

Editor: Valentin Rotelli

Production Design: Ludovic Chemarin

Costume Design: Christel Grandchamp

Composer: Sophie Hunger

Sound Design: Denis Séchaud

Main Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (Courgette), Sixtine Murat (Camille), Paulin Jaccoud (Simon), Michel Vuillermoz (Raymond)

Animation: Kim Keukeleire