30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mario Switzerland 2018 | 119 min | OV | Colour | FF 2018

Marcel Gisler

In 1985, MARCEL GISLER (*1960) won the Silver Bear at Locarno for his debut feature Day Thieves. His documentary Electroboy was awarded the Swiss Film Prize in 2015. FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his prize-winning film Rosie in 2013.

rated for 0 + years
Two professional footballers fall in love – the start of a tightrope walk between secrecy and gossip. The drama tackles a taboo subject with subtle shading and shows how life is for homosexual men in professional football.  
Swiss footballer Mario has fallen in love for the first time – with Leon, a new transfer from Germany. On a sporting level, they're competing with each other for the same position in the first team. The players' feelings for each other don't stay hidden very long and soon the first rumours surface. Mario sees his career in jeopardy, but doesn't want to lose Leon. He has to make a decision.  Would a transfer to FC St. Pauli offer a solution?
Original title: Mario
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German, Schweizerdeutsch
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Marcel Gisler
Screenplay: Thomas Hess, Marcel Gisler, Frédéric Moriette
Cast: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec, Jürg Plüss, Doro Müggler, Andreas Matti, Joris Gratwohl, Scherwin Amini, Fabrizio Borsani, Julian Koechlin
Producer: Rudolf Santschi, Theres Scherer-Kollbrunner
Director of Photography: Sophie Maintigneux
Music: Martin Skalsky, Michael Duss, Christian Schlumpf
Production Design:
Editor: Thomas Bachmann
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Pro-Fun Media
World Sales:
Production: Triluna Film; Carac Film; Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen; SRG SSR; Teleclub
Contact: Axel Schmidt, Pro-Fun Media:


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