CHRIEG

By Simon JAQUEMET

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Drama - Completed 2014


Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2014
New Directors
Zurich FF 2014
International Feature Film Competition
Ventana Sur 2014
European Cinema
Marrakech International Film Festival 2014
Best Actor, July Prize
Guadalajara FICG 2015
International Feature
Karlovy Vary IFF 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • SWISS-GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Simon JAQUEMET
    • Writer(s)
    • Simon JAQUEMET
    • Producer(s)
    • Christian DAVI (Hugofilm Productions GmbH), Christof NERACHER (Hugofilm Productions GmbH), Thomas THÜMENA
    • Synopsis
    • Matteo is fifteen. A fragile boy. He runs in the woods carrying his baby brother. A desperate attempt to strike at his oppressive father. He sits in a car that climbs up a steep mountain road. The parents’ punishment for kidnapping the baby: three months of hard work on a remote farm. On arrival three hostile teenagers grab Matteo and lock him into a dog
      cage. The farmer, supposed to handle the kids, has lost control. Anton, an unpredictably aggressive boy, is now in charge. He has given shelter to two other troubled, angry teenagers: Dion, a boy from Kosovo and Aline, a girl with a shaved head. Matteo is their dog. He earns their respect only when he starts to stand up against them. He joins them on a mission: they drive down to the
      city. A feverish night full of violence and destruction. Their war. Revenge against grown-ups. Against everything. Matteo gets stronger, learns to and falls in love with Aline. He is part of the pack. The farm is their perfect hideout. On a spree in the red light district an encounter with Matteo’s father leads to a violent escalation. Matteo faces his injured father in the hospital. Against his expectations his father respects him - now that he’s become violent. Matteo could stay at home with his family. But he leaves and returns to the farm.
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