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On The Wandering Paths

Sur les Chemins Noirs



His body shattered after an accident, a famous writer and adventurer challenges himself on the most physically and mentally taxing hike of his life… in a quest to save himself.
Screenplay Videos

Freely inspired by Sur Les Chemins Noirs (Gallimard) by Sylvain Tesson

Directed by

Denis Imbert (Vicky and Her Mystery)


Jean Dujardin (Golden Globe 2012 for Best Actor in The Artist)
Jonathan Zaccaï (The Bureau, Remi, Nobody's Boy)
Joséphine Japy (Fantasies, Love at Second Sight)
Izïa Higelin (One Nation, One King, Summertime, Samba)


Radar Films (Belle and Sebastien, Vicky and Her Mystery, Divorce Club)

Delivery: Apollo Films – Q1, 2023

2022 / Original language: French / Color / 5.1

A celebrated writer with a penchant for extreme experiences and solo treks, Pierre is a survivor of his own life. He has always done everything on his terms, when it suited him and with whom he chose, but anytime constraints threatened his freedom, he did what he does best: run away.
One drunken evening, he climbs the facade of a building and falls several stories. The accident leaves him deep in a coma. When he emerges from it, Pierre is barely able to stand. And against everyone's advice, he decides to hike all alone across France, from Provence to Mont Saint Michel, along forgotten trails through some of France’s roughest and most inhospitable and beautiful regions
Based on real events, this escape from the frantic world, is a story of fortitude, healing, resilience, and reconnection to nature and deep self.