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by Peter Luisi


Sabine, a housewife who has recently has recently separated from her husband, suddenly finds herself alone over the Christmas season. In order to gain recognition from her family and friends, she decides to stage the story of William Tell with a group of asylum seekers. An endeavour for which she is hardly prepared, in many respects. When news of the performance hits the media, Sabine goes to her limits – and beyond – to ensure the success of the play. Only then does she realise that what really counts is quite another matter.

original title: Schweizer Helden
country: Switzerland
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Peter Luisi
film run: 94'
screenplay: Peter Luisi, Jürgen Ladenburger
cast: Esther Gemsch, Karim Rahoma, Komi Mizrajim Togbonou, Newroz Baz, Elvis Clausen, Klaus Wildbolz
cinematography by: Nicolò Settegrana
film editing: Patrick Zähringer, Bigna Tomschin
art director: Chasper Bertschinger, Dido Schumacher
costumes designer: Verena Haerdi
music: Christian Schlumpf, Martin Skalsky, Michael Duss
producer: Peter Luisi, Aminta Iseppi
production: Spotlight Media Productions AG, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Teleclub AG
distributor: Frenetic Films

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