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by Dominik Locher


Gentle gestures, passionate gazes: separated from the rest of the world, David and Jessy live in a simple two-room apartment in the suburbs. Their love is put to the test when Jessy unintentionally gets pregnant. The thought of becoming a father causes David to panic. When, a few days later, they are attacked in the suburban train and David is unable to protect his girlfriend, David’s fear of not being man enough is confirmed. In desperation, he starts to inject anabolic steroids and gets into excessive power training. His newly acquired muscles initially help him to feel strong and confident. But the effect of the steroids soon turns negative. David develops aggressive and unpredictable traits and becomes a threat to his girlfriend and the unborn child…

original title: Goliath
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Dominik Locher
film run: 85'
screenplay: Dominik Locher, Ken Zumstein
cast: Sven Schelker, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, José Barros, Anna Schinz, Artan Morina, Bettina Stucky, Isabelle Menke, Lisa Brühlmann, Matthias Fankhauser, Annina Euling, Michael Neuenschwander
cinematography by: Gabriel Lobos
film editing: Rebecca Trösch, Aurora Vögeli
art director: Marlen Grassinger, Frederik Kunkel
costumes designer: Laura Locher
producer: Rajko Jazbec, Dario Schoch
production: CognitoFilms, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK
distributor: Filmcoopi
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