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by Veronika Minder


The past 70 years in Switzerland as told from the perspective of a hidden minority: the history – and personal accounts – of lesbians, their relationships and international networks, their search for an identity and for meeting places. A narrative of their political struggle, masquerades and subculture in this country. Supplemented by well-known footage from films and television, the film portrays five women from different generations, giving us an insight into their lives and allowing us to see life “on the other side” in a different light.

original title: Katzenball
country: Switzerland
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Veronika Minder
film run: 87'
release date: CH 11/01/2006, FR 11/01/2006, AT 13/01/2006, DE 01/12/2006
screenplay: Veronika Minder
cast: Johanna Brends, Heidi Oberli, Ursula Rodel, Liva Tresh, Samira Zingaro
cinematography by: Helena Vagnières
film editing: Michael Schaerer
producer: Valerie Fischer
production: Cobra Films AG
distributor: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Epicentre Films, Academy Films

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Berlinale 2005 Teddy Award

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