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Im Nordwind / North Wind
New Directors
Im Nordwind
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Edwin Graf, his wife Kathrin and their daughter Lisa lead a middle-class life in a middle-class town where they have started building their own house. Due to structural changes in his company, Erwin loses his job. In order not to frighten his wife, he keeps his unemployment secret, pretending to go off to work each morning. In the beginning Erwin is confident that he?ll find a new job and goes for various interviews. But as time goes by without any notable success, he realises that a man at his age is not as wanted as he thought in the current economic situation. Slowly Kathrin and Lisa begin to notice changes in Erwin. The tension in the family grows, but it?s impossible to talk to him. Kathrin feels abandoned and Lisa shuts herself in her bedroom. Until Lisa finds out that her father has been unemployed for weeks.
BIOGRAPHY
Interlaken (Switzerland), 1972. Graduated in Film Directing from the Zurich Art and Design School in 2002. Still a student, she wrote, directed and edited her first short films, including Sommerbriefe (1999) and Supernova (2000), the latter of which was screened and garnered awards at various festivals. In 2001, she wrote and directed Ibiza, winner of a prize at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival and invited to Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand. Im Nordwind is her first feature film.
CAST & CREW
Director
Bettina Oberli
Screenplay
Bettina Oberli
Photography
Stéphane Kuthy
Edition
Michael Schärer
Music
Luk Zimmermann
Cast
André Jung, Judith Hoffmann, Aïko Scheu, Corsin Gaudenz, Peter Arens
Running Time
93 m.
Country
Switzerland
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