I Was A Swiss Banker

Direction
Year 
2007
Country
  • Switzerland 
Duration
75min 
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Subtitles 

Roger is a young, dashing banker full of boyish self-confidence. He has a highly successful business, smuggling black money across the border for reinvestment. But then a split second reaction changes his entire life. Flagged down one day by a customs officer, Roger loses his cool and makes a run for it. His only means of escape: diving headlong into Lake Constance, thereby catapulting himself out of his life as a banker and into a totally new universe, populated with shy mermaids decked out in Lara Croft gear, and cunning magpie witches in helicopters. As in a Grimm Brothers fairy tale, Roger has to pass three tests to cast off the witch’s curse and find happiness. His underwater journey through an intoxicatingly beautiful Switzerland is enhanced by the enchanting songs of sirens – a fable full of lust for life and love.

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  • Original title
    I Was A Swiss Banker
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thomas Imbach, Eva Kammerer, Jürg Hassler
  • DOP
    Jürg Hassler, Thomas Imbach
  • Editing
    Thomas Imbach, Jürg Hassler, Patrizia Stotz
  • Music
    Balz Bachmann, Peter Bräker
  • Duration
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2007
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Berlinale 2007
    • Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independente 2011
    • Bozner Filmtage 2008
    • Solothurner Filmtage 2008
    • International Film Festival of Kerala 2007
    • Festival internazionale del film Locarno 2007

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