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by Bettina Oberli


Erwin Graf leads a middle class life in a middle class town. He has a wife and a daughter and a job like everyone else. Suddenly he is sacked after twenty years of working for the same company. Shattered, he decides to keep his unemployment secret. He hopes to find a new job in a few days and in the meantime pretends to go off to work each morning. But as time goes by without any success he gets more and more depressed. His change of mood doesn’t go unnoticed at home and soon affects his relationships. The tension is unbearable.

international title: North Wind
original title: Im Nordwind
country: Switzerland
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Bettina Oberli
film run: 93'
screenplay: Bettina Oberli
cast: André Jung, Judith Hofmann, Aiko Scheu, Corsin Gaudenz, Peter Arens, Jean-Pierre Cornu
cinematography by: Stéphane Kuthy
film editing: Michael Schaerer
art director: Doris Berger
costumes designer: Catherine Schneider
music: Luk Zimmermann
producer: Alfi Sinniger
production: SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Teleclub AG
distributor: Columbus Film
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