30.09. - 09.10.2021

Caged Birds Switzerland, Germany 2020 | 118 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Oliver Rihs

OLIVER RIHS (*1971) was born in Switzerland and has lived in Berlin since 2001. His comedy "Achtung, Fertig, WK!" was the most successful Swiss film of 2013.

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[⏵] Walter Stürm is seen as the break-out king of Switzerland and was an idol of the left. The film portrays the criminal legend – and the very special relationship he had with his lawyer. No door, no safe was safe from him. And no prison. Between 1974 and 1995 Walter Stürm (Joel Basman) broke out of prison eight times, the price was years of solitary confinement. This drew the attention of the left-wing political scene. An idealistic lawyer Barbara Hug (Marie Leuenberger) would like to use his popularity to reform the antiquated Swiss penal system. But the less Stürm bends to her logic, the more she falls under the spell of his categoric desire for freedom.

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Original title: Bis Wir Tot Sind Oder Frei
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Switzer German
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Oliver Rihs
Screenplay: Dave Tucker, Co-Autoren: Oliver Rihs, Norbert Maass, Ivan Madeo, Oliver Keidel
Cast: Joel Basman, Marie Leuenberger, Jella Haase
Producer: Ivan Madeo, Stefan Eichenberger, Urs Frey (Contrast Film Zürich GmbH); Jan Krüger, Jörg Trentmann (Port au Primce Film & Kultur Produktion GmbH)
Director of Photography: Felix von Muralt
Music: Beat Solèr
Production Design: Urs Beuter
Editor: Andreas Radtke
Sound: Ramón Orza
Costume design: Gudrun Schretzmeier
Commissioning Editor: Stefan Hoffmann (SRF), Tamara Mattle (SRF), Sven Wälti (SRG SSR), Anke Beining (TELECLUB), Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE), Cornelia Ackers (BR), Carlos Gerstenhauer (BR), Monika Lobkowicz (BR/ARTE), Jörg Himstedt (HR)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Port au Prince Pictures
World Sales: LOA International
Production: Contrast Film Zürich; Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion GmbH
Contact: Hanna Freund, Port au Prince Pictures :


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