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ALMOST THERE

by Jacqueline Zünd

synopsis

The story of three men who embark on a journey in search of meaning and happiness in the autumn of their lives. Bob swaps his safe home for a campervan and tries to find the tough guy inside himself in the barren Californian desert. Drag queen and stand-up comedian Steve is fed up of England and makes amends with his past between Benidorm’s concrete towers. And Yamada rediscovers his smile by reading stories to children in Tokyo. A film about time, dignity and the transience of life.

international title: Almost There
original title: Almost There
country: Switzerland
sales agent: First Hand Films
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Jacqueline Zünd
film run: 80'
screenplay: Jacqueline Zünd
cinematography by: Nikolai von Graevenitz
film editing: Gion-Reto Killias
music: Max Avery Lichtenstein
producer: Thomas Thümena, Aline Schmid, Luc Peter
production: Hugofilm Productions GmbH, Intermezzo Films, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR, ARTE Deutschland

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main awards/selection

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA 2016 
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