• Direction

    Matthieu Maillet
  • Production

    Arte France
  • Broadcaster

    Arte France


National Route 40 is the legendary highway that crosses Argentina from north to south, running early 5,000 kilometers (over 3,000 miles), from the Bolivian border to Tierra del Fuego, a veritable “end of the world.” The road offers a never-ending succession of magnificent landscapes, and a constant impression of immensity that has fashioned those who live there. Who travels it in this day and age? Who are the inhabitants that connect the dots alongside this path that is still only half paved? By going to meet them, Philippe Simay explores every aspect of the route: both the physical road and the personal path it invites us to take. In so doing, he reconnects with the true adventure of travel, when the journey counts as much as the destination.

  • Distributor

    Cinétévé Sales
  • Technical team

    A film by Matthieu Maillet
    Written by Emilie Dumond
    With Philippe Simay

    Original music:
    Olivier Daviaud - Cinétévé Editions

    Comments said by Philippe Simay

    Picture and sound :
    Cédric Corre & Matthieu Maillet

    Image and sound editing:
    Annabelle Pierron
  • Music edition