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CHRIS THE SWISS

by Anja Kofmel

synopsis

Why are young men so fascinated by war? Today just as back in the nineties when war was raging in Ex-Yugoslavia? On January 7th 1992, the young Swiss journalist “Chris” Christian Würtenberg was found dead in Croatia. Strangled with his scarf, still wearing the uniform of a platoon of international fighters. Twenty-five years later his cousin, director Anja Kofmel, researches Chris’ murder and tries to get to the bottom of these questions.

original title: Chris the Swiss
country: Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Finland
sales agent: UDI - Urban Distribution International
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Anja Kofmel
film run: 90'
screenplay: Anja Kofmel
cinematography by: Simon Guy Fässler
film editing: Stefan Kälin
music: Marcel Vaid
producer: Samir, Sinisa Juricic, Heino Deckert
executive producer: Samir
production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, ma.ja.de Filmproduktions-GmbH, Nukleus Film, IV Films Ltd., SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
distributor: Xenix Filmdistribution Gmbh
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