Chris the Swiss

Switzerland, Croatia, Germany, Finland, 2018, 90 min.

Producer

Anja Kofmel

Scenario

Array

Rights

Urban Distribution International

Operator

Simon Guy Fässler

Production

Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Nukleus Film, MA.JA.DE. Filmproduktion, IV Films LTD

The beginning of the 90s: the Yugoslavian Wars had started. Young men from all over Europe were taking part in them. On January 7th 1992, a Swiss journalist was found dead in Croatia wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. Twenty years later, his cousin, the director Anja Kofmel, researches the background to understand, why these men are so fascinated by war.

HONORS
2018 Cannes IFF (France) – World Premiere, Semaine de la Critique
Locarno IFF (Switzerland)
Karlovy Vary IFF (Czech Republic) – Another View Section
Animafest Zagreb (Croatia)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Anja Kofmel - 1

Anja Kofmel

Born in 1982 in Lugano. Studied animation at Lucerne School of Design and Art (HSLU). In 2009 completed her studies and received a diploma in visual design. Her diploma project CHRIGI, an award-winning and highly acclaimed short film, dealt with the same topic as her recently finished anima-doc CHRIS THE SWISS. Founded her own production company called "Asako GmbH" in Zurich.

Selected filmography

2018 Chris the Swiss

VIDEO