Best Documentary Film 2014 - Nominated


by Anna Thommen

The new pupils of the integration class Basel have a long journey behind them. Young, and with dreams of a better future, they travelled to Switzerland and now place great hopes in their teacher: He is the one who should show them the way into a new country. They learn the language and culture of Switzerland in just two years. Mr. Zingg, the teacher, has only one goal in sight: to help the young people who have been traumatised by so many hard strokes of fate to find a job in the new society. But a difficult and rocky road awaits them.

Anna Thommen

Fama Film AG Zürich, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK Zürich

Cinematography: Betschart Gabriela
Editing: Arnheiter Andreas
Locationsoundmix: Rehorek David
Soundediting: von Allmen Jürg, Rehorek David
Sounddesign: von Allmen Jürg
Rerecordingsoundmix: von Allmen Jürg
Music: Milko Jaro, Gut Eric


13. Perspektive Deutsches Kino Berlinale, 49. Solothurner Filmtage, 35.Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken, 2. Berner Filmpreisfestival, 9. Zurich Film Festival

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