Martha's Garten

  • Switzerland
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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… »



  • Original title
    Marthas Garten
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Liechti
  • Dir. of Photo.
    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 (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 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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