Schilten[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]

Schilten[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]

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Schilten[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]
 

Schilten - Dem Nebel entronnen.
German original edition with english subtitles.

Based on a book by Herman Burger, the story is about a schoolteacher who is driven to insanity by his isolation in a remote part of Switzerland (Schilten). The teacher is full of enthusiasm but the people of the area are close-minded and lacking spirituality. He attempts to reform the local school but fails miserably in doing so.
Please note: this movie has been restored from 16mm film and may present technical imperfections!



Televised Broadcasts:
SF DRS, 3SAT

Reviews:
In this uneven drama, director Beat Kuert tries to stay as close to the story's literary source as possible, relying heavily on images. Based on a book by Herman Burger, the story is about a schoolteacher who is driven to insanity both by his irrational fear of being buried alive and his isolation in a remote part of Switzerland (Schilten). The people of the area are depicted as inhuman, lacking spirituality, and obviously not the kind of individuals to whom the schoolteacher can relate. In the film, the natural beauty of the Swiss landscape is impressive and so as the schoolteacher slips into insanity it is difficult to blame it on his surroundings. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

Cast:
Michael Maassen, Gudrun Geier, Norbert Schwientek, Kaarina Schenk

Awards:
Preis der ökumenischen Jury (Locarno)
Preis der Kritik (Hyères)
Spezialpreis der Jury (Hyères)
Preis des intern. Verbandes der Cinéma d'Art et d'Essai
Zürcher Filmpreis
Preis des Königlichen Filmarchivs von Belgien
Qualitätsprämie des Eidg. Departements des Innern

Film Festivals:
Locarno, Hyères, etc.

Title #225226
Format: DVD-R