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by Jacob Berger


April 1942. The war seems far away in the small Swiss town of Payerne. Yet the local economy is weak, people are malcontent. The cafes are full of sinister characters. Garage owner Fernand Ischi and his men have sworn fealty to the Nazi Party. They dream of catching Adolf Hitler’s attention. On April 16, the next local cattle fair will take place and Arthur Bloch, a livestock dealer, will attend. That is the day a Jew will be killed as an example.

international title: A Jew Must Die
original title: Un juif pour l'exemple
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Vega Film
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Jacob Berger
film run: 72'
release date: CH 14/09/2016, FR 14/03/2018
screenplay: Jacob Berger, Aude Py, Michel Fessler
cast: Bruno Ganz, André Wilms, Steven Matthews, Elina Löwensohn, Aurélien Patouillard, Paul Laurent, Baptiste Coustenoble
cinematography by: Luciano Tovoli
film editing: Sarah Anderson
art director: Yan Arlaud
costumes designer: Leonie Zykan
music: Manfred Eicher, François Musy
producer: Ruth Waldburger
production: Vega Film
distributor: Vega Distribution, Esperanza Productions


main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2016
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