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by Manuel Flurin Hendry


Zurich drug agent Herbert Strähl dreams of making a big catch. Yet the only fish he manages to catch is the piranha in the aquarium tank he has at home. He laboriously persists in grappling with small-time dealers and fixers while being left in the lurch again and again by his colleagues Ruedi, Dani and Marco. Strähl hides his loneliness and his yearning for love behind fits of rage, amphetamines and shouting fits until his choleric temperament finally becomes his undoing: as he’s conducting a house search, a fixer jumps out of the window. Strähl is suspended. And that’s just the start of his problems...

original title: Strähl
country: Switzerland, Germany
sales agent: Telepool
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Manuel Flurin Hendry
film run: 80'
screenplay: Michael Sauter, David Keller
cast: Roeland Wiesnekker, Johanna Bantzer, Nderim Hajrullahu, Manuel Löwensberg, Mike Müller, Andrew Mitchell, Raphael Clamer
cinematography by: Filip Zumbrunn
film editing: Markus Welter
art director: Georg Bringolf
costumes designer: Carol Luchetta
music: Michael Sauter
producer: Samir, Susann Rüdlinger
production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
distributor: Look Now!
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