ROTZLOCH – ICH ZWINGE DICH NICHT, MICH ZU UMARMEN
Switzerland 2022 – Director: Maja Tschumi – Original language: Arabic, Dari, Tigrigna, Turkish – Subtitles: English, French, German
Secluded from society in the former living quarters of a cement works in the Swiss mountains, young refugees start their new life – in a land where they do not feel welcome and are forced to reconsider their masculinity. They long for contact with women but this is almost impossible. Intense portraits that reveal a fascinating perspective. Ysabel Fantou
We present the world premiere of the film.
Writer: Maja Tschumi. Camera: Gabriel Lobos / Silvio Gerber. Sound: Diego Reiwald. Editing: Aurora Franco Vögeli. Music: Bit-Tuner, Feed the Monkey. Production: Distant Lights Filmproduktion GmbH. Producer: Kaspar Kasics. Length: 96 min. International Sales: offen Distribution: offen
No youth rating
The Swiss director was born in Basel, first studied philosophy and literature and worked as a writer before studying documentary film directing at the KHM in Cologne. She works as a freelance writer and director.
ROTZLOCH, CH 2022, 96 min.
REGIMES, DE/CH 2018, 20 min.
DER HEXER, CH 2016, 20 min.
Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.deutsch
People and everyday occurrences in German-speaking countries: In in-depth narratives we are exposed to extraordinary experiences and gain valuable insights into our homeland. The films compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.deutsch which is endowed with 5,000 euros.