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The Innocent

OT: Der Unschuldige

Simon Jaquemet // Switzerland, Germany, 2018
Fiction Feature // FF2018



A disturbing drama about a woman shaken to the core by an encounter with the past.The active Christian and neuro-scientific assistant Ruth leads a quiet life in a provincial town with her husband and two daughters. But this changes when Ruth sees a man she loved many years previously. He’s been in prison for 20 years for a murder he never confessed to. Ruth is torn between the desire to keep things as they are and the destructive attraction of her former lover. But the foundations of her beliefs are beginning to crumble, the abyss beckons.


SIMON JAQUEMET (*1978) studied film at the Zurich University of the Arts. His 2015 debut film War won several awards, including the Max Ophüls Prize.



Der Unschuldige

Fiction Feature



Switzerland, Germany


110 min

OV with German subtitles

Simon Jaquemet

Simon Jaquemet

Judith Hofmann, Christian Kaiser, Urs-Peter Wolters, Naomi Scheiber

Tolga Dilsiz, Aurelius Eisenreich, Jonas Katzenstein (Ko-Produzent), Maximilian Leo (Ko-Produzent)

Gabriel Sandru

Christof Schertenleib

Michael Baumgartner

Jürgen Lutz, FilmKinoText


8horses GmbH; Augenschein Filmproduktion GmbH; ZDF Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen; Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen; ARTE; Teleclub AG

Jonas Katzenstein, Augenschein Filmproduktion: info@augenschein-filmproduktion.de

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