Gambling, Gods and LSD

  • Canada
  • Switzerland
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A filmmaker’s inquiry into transcendence becomes a three-hour trip across countries and cultures, interconnecting people, places and times. From Toronto, the scene of his childhood, Peter Mettler sets out on a journey that includes evangelism at the airport strip, demolition in Las Vegas, tracings in the Nevada desert, chemistry and street life in Switzerland, and the coexistence of technology and divinity in contemporary India. Everywhere along the way, the same themes are to be found: thrill-seeking, luck, destiny, belief, expanding perception, the craving for security in an uncertain world.

French, German and Spanish subtitles are available in Full HD download only.


  • Original title
    Gambling, Gods and LSD
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Mettler
  • DOP
    Stephen Butson, Monica Guddat, Christine Persaud, Lisa Pilcher, Jara Uhricek
  • Editing
    Peter Mettler, Roland Schlimme
  • Music
    Fred Frith, Peter Bräker, Dimitri de Perrot
  • Sound
    Peter Mettler, Peter Bräker
  • Duration
    180 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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