Best Documentary Film 2013 - Nominated


by Dieter Fahrer

Thorberg, Switzerland’s answer to Alcatraz, is a high security prison located on top of a rock. A ghetto housing convicts from over forty countries, it is a reflection of our global-ised world and its depths of despair. This is where the really bad guys are sent. But how bad is bad? How do people become bad in the first place and does prison make them better?

Production: Balzli & Fahrer GmbH, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Dieter Fahrer
Executive Producer: Dieter Fahrer

Written by: Dieter Fahrer
Cinematography: Dieter Fahrer
Editing: Maya Schmid
Location Sound Mix: Balthasar Jucker
Sound Design: Balthasar Jucker
Rerecording Sound Mix: Peter Von Siebenthal


Solothurner Filmtage 2013, Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2013, Duisburger Filmwoche 2012 (3SAT-Dokumentarfilmpreis für den besten deutschsprachigen Dokumentarfilm)

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© Dieter Fahrer (Balzli & Fahrer)