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Schweizer Helden

Original version with German subtitles (no more shows planned at the moment)
Poster
Schweizer Helden
Director
Peter Luisi
Cast
Esther Gemsch, Karim Rahoma, Komi Mizrajim Togbonou, Klaus Wildbolz, Newroz Baz
Plot Outline

In order to win the respect of her friends and family, divorced housewife Sabine decides to perform Wilhelm Tell with a group of Asylum seekers in the Swiss mountains.

Director Peter Luisi tackles the controversial topic of refugees in Europe with the story of a Swiss immigration detention center, as its residents put together a performance of Schiller's Wilhelm Tell. The film presents an enthralling mosaic of the lives of the different refugees, all set against the visually stunning background of Switzerland.

- Prix du Public UBS, (Piazza Grande) Locarno Film Festival, 2014
- Audience Choice Award, Best International Feature Film, St. Louis International Film Festival, 2015

Before the main film, the experimental short film "INTIME MOMENTE" will be shown in the presence of director/actor Karim Rahoma. Click here for more information.

 

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
94 minutes
Production country
CH
Released
2014
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