Urban Boutiq - Chris The Swiss
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Chris The Swiss

2018 AnimationDocumentary 01h30

Available on DVD

Croatia, January 1992. In the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead in mysterious circumstances. He was wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. Anja Kofmel was his cousin. As a little girl, she used to admire this handsome young man; now a grown-up woman, she decides to investigate his story, trying to understand what really was the involvement of Chris in the conflict…

Director: Anja Kofmel

Casting: Anja Kofmel, Megan Gay, Joel Basman

Language: Swiss German, German, English, Spanish

Subtitles: English, French, Italian (VOD) / French (DVD)

Release date: 03/10/2018

Cannes Critic's Week 2018, Animafest FF 2018, Annecy IFF 2018, Karlovy Vary IFF 2018, Melbourne IFF 2018, São Paulo IFF 2018, Seville EFF 2018, IDFA 2018, Trieste Film Festival 2019 - Alpe Adria Cinema Award & Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa Award, Docs Barcelona 2019 - Jury Special Mention, Between Women Filmmakers Caravan in Lebanon 2019 - Audience Award, Animator Festival 2019 - Golden Pegasus

« Weaves a painfully personal story into a wider wartime backdrop... A stirring, suspenseful and technically accomplished work. » - The Hollywood Reporter

« A compelling and artistic hybrid of memoir, biographical documentary and general discussion of why young men feel their pulses quicken at the idea of ghting in a foreign war. » - Variety

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