Tourists and expats nominate Zurich along with Vienna as the uncontested number one city worldwide since years. And with good reason as Zurich does not only convince on economic grounds, but also functions as a creative and cultural platform. It is about time that filmmakers get to know the advantages of Zurich as a film location.
Nelly, a young student and bus driver on the side, lives with her slightly demented grandmother Rosemarie. But she actually moves to her allotment garden parcel, and she jacks out once again. Putting her grandmother in a home is out of the question for Nelly. And because the two are soon to be thrown out of her apartment anyway, Nelly wants to move into the old allotment garden house with Rosemarie. However, this is forbidden by the allotment garden ordinance - and when it comes to this ordinance, the resolute president of the allotment garden, Franco, is no fun at all. But that doesn't bother the cheeky Nelly at all, and together with another newcomer, the musician Paolo Cesar, she mixes up the allotment garden to change the ordinance. In the multicultural microcosm, the film shows how various nationalities find a piece of home in the garden.
Inspired by Mano Khalil's award-winning documentary "Our Garden of Eden", Rolf Lyssy tells an amusing story about Switzerland and its multicultural diversity in his first TV film.
Director: Rolf Lyssy
DOP: Elias Lyssy
Produktion: SRF, Atlantis Pictures Ltd
Cast: Steffi Friis, Heidi Diggelmann, Andreas Matti, Marc Sway, Pablo Aguilar und Suly Röthlisberger
Shooting: August-Oktober 2019,in Zürich and surroundings
Director: Peter Luisi
Author: Peter Luisi
Produktion: Peter & David Luisi / Spotlight Media Productions AG
Cast: Matthias Habich, Fabian Krüger, Johanna Bantzer
Shooting: August-Oktober 2019 in Zürich and surroundings, Ukraine
Director: Micha Lewinsky
Author: Micha Lewinsky, Plinio Bachmann & Barbara Sommer
Produktion: Bernard Lang / Langfilm AG
Cast: Philippe Graber, Miriam Stein, Mike Müller, Michael Maertens
Shooting: June - July 2019 in Zürich and Surroudings
Director: Michael Schaerer
Author: Petra Volpe
Produktion: Zodiac Pictures Ltd
Cast: Annina Walt, Max Hubacher und Dimitri Stapfer
Shooting: Glarus, Zürich, Bern and Freiburg - May to August 2019
Director: Karin Heberlein
Produktion: Abrakadabra Films AG
Casting: Corinna Glaus
Shooting: Zürich - June/August 2019
DOP: Felix Von Muralt
Production Switzerland:Contrast Film
Co-productions: Port au Prince Berlin, Niama Film, Stuttgart
Cast: Joel Basmann, Marie Leuenberger
Eleven-year-old Mia moves with her mother to a small town in the Zurich Oberland. But the idyllic place is no paradise for the girl. Because Mia's mother is heavily drug-addicted and should never have had custody after the divorce. Mia is beaten, emotionally blackmailed and completely neglected. Her loyal companion through this horror is her imaginary friend Buddy, with whom she entertains in lonely hours and forges fantastic plans for a carefree future. Inspired by the book "PLATZSPITZBABY" by Michelle Halbheer & Franziska K. Müller.
Director: Pierre Monnard
DOP: Darran Bragg
Production: C-Films AG
Cast: Luna Mwezi, Sarah Spale
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