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by Stéphane Goël


In 1877 a Swiss aristocrat, Alfred von Rodt, became the governor of the remote Chilean island that gave birth to the legend of Robinson Crusoe. Exiled from his country and family, Von Rodt strived to build a utopian “little kingdom” until his death, but failed and lost his entire fortune. The film tells the story of this outcast through the lives of his descendants, who today seek political autonomy and a preservation of their indigenous identity.

international title: Islander
original title: Insulaire
country: Switzerland
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Stéphane Goël
film run: 92'
screenplay: Stéphane Goël, Antoine Jaccoud
cinematography by: Joakim Chardonnens
film editing: Nicolas Hislaire
music: Sara Oswald
producer: Stéphane Goël
production: Association Climage, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse
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