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17th(2015)



Unlikely Heroes

트레일러 재생

Peter LUISI

  • Switzerland
  • 2014
  • 94min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Korean Premiere | 2014 Locarno International Film Festival - Audience Award / 2015 Richmond International Film Festival Best Narrative Feature



 
 

Synopsis

 One woman, 11 asylum seekers, and just a few days to put on a play. Will it be a success, or a total disaster? Sabine is slightly down on her luck. Her kids are on vacation, her husband has left her, and things aren‘t going very well at work. Over Christmas, she decides to volunteer at a refugee camp, preparing a play with the residents in time for New Year\'s Day. While Sabine concentrates on directing the group, the asylum seekers have other problems to deal with: staying in the country, love, family, and, of course, the German language. Will they be ready for the curtain call?
 
 



 
 

Program Note

 A woman going through a midlife crisis volunteers to help
 political refugees in a temporary shelter in Switzerland
 put on a play over the Christmas holidays. Interestingly,
 the refugees from all parts of the world including Africa
 and the Middle East choose to put on Wilhelm Tell
 (William Tell). Written by SCHILLER, Wilhelm Tell is a
 famous play about the Swiss struggle for independence
 from Austria in the 13th century. More famously, it tells the
 story of Wilhelm Tell, the legendary Swiss marksman who
 was ordered to shoot an apple placed on his son\'s head
 when he refused to salute the Austrian Governor. The
 film ends with the refugees putting on the play Wilhelm
 Tell. The refugees believe that, just like Wilhelm Tell, they
 are all \"heroes\" — heroes who rejected the \"nation\" they
 were forced to accept, be it a colonized nation or a poor
 one. They are indeed heroes who courageously refused
 to live within the boundaries that had been determined
 by external forces. The only grounds that a nation can
 apply in rejecting these modern-age heroes would be
 protection of its own nationals. Unlikely Heroes offers
 pathos as a treatment for social issues such as defection,
 refugees and migration. At the same time, it also offers
 the mushiness and laughter typical of the comedy genre.
 [Sunah KIM]
 


 

Director

  • Peter LUISIPeter LUISI

    With his feature films Verflixt Verliebt, Love Made Easy, The Sandman, and Boys Are Us as well as by co-writing Vitus with of Fredi MURERS, Peter has made a name for himself. His films have won the jury and audience award at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis as well as over 25 other prizes. His new film, Unlikely Heroes had its theatrical release in Switzerland in November 2014.

Credit

  • ProducerPeter LUISI
  • Cast Esther GEMSCH, Karim RAHOMA, Komi Mizrajim TOGBONOU
  • Screenwriter Peter LUISI, Jürgen LADENBURGER
  • Cinematography Nicolo SETTEGRANA
  • Art director Chasper BERTSCHINGER, Dido SCHUMACHER
  • Editor Bigna TOMSCHIN, Patrick ZÄEHRINGER
  • Music Michael DUSS, Christian SCHLUMPF, Martin SKALSKY
  • Sound Jacques KIEFFER