Chris the Swiss

a film by Anja Kofmel

Chris the Swiss

Germany, Switzerland, Finland | 2018 | 90:00 min

Content Categories

Animation Documentary
Croatia, January 1992. In the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead in mysterious circumstances. He was wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. Anja Kofmel was his cousin. As a little girl, she used to admire this handsome young man; now a grown-up woman, she decides to investigate his story, trying to understand what really was the involvement of Chris in the conflict…

With: Megan Gay, Joel Basman, Michael Würtenberg, Veronika Schwab, Carlos Ilich, Ramirez Sanchez, Sinisa Juricic, Heidi Rinke, Julio Cesar Alonso, Alejandro Hernandez Mora
2018 among others
Cannes Critic's Week - Competition
Animafest FF - Official Selection
Midnight Sun FF - Gems of New Cinema
Annecy IFF - Out of Competition
Karlovy Vary IFF - Another View Section
Melbourne IFF - Animation Section
Sarajevo IFF - Kinoscope Programme
Vancouver IFF - Impact Section
Mill Valley FF - Animation Nation Section
São Paulo IFF - New Filmmakers Competition
DOK Leipzig - International Programme
Leeds IFF - Cinema Versa - Opening Film
Minsk Listapad IFF 2 - Documentary Competition
Seville EFF - New Waves Non-Fiction Competition - Cinephiles of the Future Competition - Eurimages Competition
IDFA - Best of Fests

Norbert Daldrop Stiftung Prize - 3 SWR DOKU FESTIVAL
53 Hof IFF
Cast and Crew
  • Director Anja Kofmel
  • Producer Sereina Gabathuler (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG), Heino Deckert (MA.JA.DE ), Iikka Vehkalahti (IV Films Ltd / p.s.72 productions), Sinisa Juricic (Nukleus Film Kroatien), Samir (Dschoint Ventschr)
  • Director of Photography Simon Guy Fässler
  • Narrator Megan Gay (English), Susanne-Maria Wrage (German), Joel Basman (voice Chris)
  • Production assistent Sophia Rubischung
  • Editor Stefan Kälin
  • Compositing Falk Büttner, Jan Mildner, Camilo De Martino
  • Score Marcel Vaid
  • Animation Simon Eltz (Head of Animation), Serge Valbert (Art Director)
Original Languages




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