A short film that immerses us in the life of Swagg Man, an extravagant and controversial artist, who confides in front of the camera. From Paris to prison, he tells his chaotic journey, his wealth, his bipolar schizophrenia, his relationship with people and nature, his passion for diamonds and justice. A quirky and fascinating portrait of an extraordinary character.

  • Lorenzo Vanin
    At the Edge, Un Autre Monde
  • Lorenzo Vanin
    At the Edge, Un Autre Monde
  • Rayan-Iteb Zaibet-Sanches
  • Rayan-Iteb Zaibet-Sanches
  • Rayan-Iteb Zaibet-Sanches
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    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
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    France, Italy
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Director Biography - Lorenzo Vanin

Vanin Lorenzo is a Belgian filmmaker who has traveled from the French hip-hop scene to the Thai cinema industry, creating music videos and short films that have earned him international recognition and awards. He is now working on his first feature film, where he showcases his talent and versatility as a director and cinematographer. He is the founder of Lorenzo Salvatore Vanin studio "LSV studio", a production company that reflects his vision and passion for filmmaking.

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Director Statement

I have always been intrigued by Swagg Man, an artist who defies all conventions and norms, who lives in his own world, who expresses himself without fear or shame. I wanted to make a film that would explore his psyche, his contradictions, his emotions, his regrets. I wanted to show the human behind the mask, the artist behind the tattoos, the diamond behind the dirt.

To do so, I decided to let him speak for himself, in front of the camera, without any intervention or judgment from me. I wanted to capture his raw and authentic voice, his spontaneous and unpredictable reactions, his poetic and shocking metaphors. I wanted to create a dialogue between him and the audience, a dialogue that would challenge, provoke, touch, and entertain.

I also wanted to create a contrast between his words and his images, between his reality and his fantasy, between his past and his present. I used different locations, different formats, different styles, to reflect his diversity, his complexity, his versatility. I mixed documentary and fiction, realism and absurdity, comedy and drama, to reflect his bipolarity, his schizophrenia, his difference.

My film is not a biography, not a portrait, not a testimony. It is an immersion, an exploration, an experience. It is a journey into the mind of Swagg Man, a journey that will make you laugh, cry, think, and feel. It is a journey that will make you question your own perception of reality, of society, of yourself. It is a journey that will make you discover an extraordinary character, who shines like a diamond.