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The House in the Park

  • Switzerland
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Do you plan to work or live in China? Do you wonder what happens, when Chinese and Europeans construct a house together? Then you need to see this film!

Director Hercli Bundi tells the story of three architects from Switzerland, who were invited to construct a pavilion in Jinhua near Shanghai. Endorsed by renowned people like Ai Weiwei or Herzog & de Meuron, they shall help to make this city famous. The project is called Jinhua Architecture Park.

"The House in the Park" shows the culture clash from first hand: Residents, migrant workers, officials and the creators of the buildings are observed over the lapse of four years as they try to accomplish their goal. It is a story about dreams and misunderstandings – and a deep and intimate look into China's daily life from the authors point of view.


  • Original title
    The House in the Park
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    BUNDI Hercli
  • DOP
    BUNDI Hercli, MENNEL Pierre
  • Editing
    BUNDI Hercli
  • Music
    LEMP Paul
  • Sound
    BECKER Patrick
  • Duration
    86 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel in Nyon, 2010
China Documentary Film Festival in Beijing, 2010
Milano Film Festival, 2010. Section
    • DOChina in Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan
Tartu Festival of Visual Culture, 2011
Yunfest Kunming, China, 2011
2nd Overview of Swiss Contemporary Cinema, Sao Paulo, 2011


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