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Martha's Garten  //  Marthas Garten (Orig.)

DIR: Peter Liechti
1997 / Switzerland / 89 min

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Since weeks it's cold and wet. It's already late, Karl Winter is on his way home. Under dark circumstances he accidentally meets a woman of mysterious fascination - Martha... And so begins a love story of fatal dynamics which throws Karl far off the tracks of reason. Wicked dreams and subliminal changes in Karl's surroundings confirm his feelings that with Martha the uncanniness has also entered his life.

«Marthas Garten» is a piece of cinema in dark black and white, a winter drama as murderous as comical. A film about isolation and the creeping process of slowly going insane in a climate of obstinately defended stupidity.»

«We sank and sank and fell deeper into each others arms. Disaster was lurking out there somewhere - I was wary but didn't know about what… »

About

Director Peter Liechti
Screenplay Peter Liechti
Dir. of Photography Werner Penzel
Editing Dieter Gränicher
Music Martin Schütz (Komposition, Produktion) Vibraphon: Tini Hägler Schlagzeug: Jonas Cslovjecsek Bass, El. Cello, Sampler: Martin Schütz
Sound Ingrid Städeli
Duration 89 min
Year 1997
Country Switzerland
Colour Black & White
Tags relationships, staged
Production Balzli & Fahrer & Co. , Bunbury Films…
Balzli & Fahrer & Co.
Address:  Altenbergstr. 16a
City:  3013 Bern
Country:  Switzerland
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Phone:  +41 31-3329438

Bunbury Films (International)
Address:  5725 Ave de l'Esplanade
City:  H2T 2Z9 Montreal, Quebec
Country:  Canada
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Distribution
Festivals

Locarno, Wettbewerb, 1997


IFF ...

Locarno, Wettbewerb, 1997


IFF Rotterdam, Wettbewerb Tiger Award, 1997


Toronto, Wettbewerb, 1997


Saarbrücken, Wettbewerb Max Ophüls-Preis, 1997


Hof, 1997


Solothurner Filmtage, 1998


Sarajewo (Wettbewerb), 1998


IFF Rotterdam, 2009


IFF La Rochelle, 2010

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