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Zaunkönig - Tagebuch einer Freundschaft
King of the Airs - Notes on a Friendship
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Ivo Zen

AUTEUR(S)

Hercli Bundi

IMAGE

Ueli (Ulrich) Grossenbacher, Ivo Zen

SON

Ivo Schläpfer

MONTAGE

Tania Stöcklin

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Trixa Arnold, Ilja Komarov

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Mira Film GmbH

PARTICIPATION

SRG SSR

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Look Now!, Accent Films International, La Maison du doc

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0004-1676-0000-Y-0000-0000-9
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  • Suisse | 2016 | 78 minutes | HD & Super 8 mm
  • Un film de Ivo Zen

En lisant le journal de son ami Martin Felix, le réalisateur Ivo Zen plonge dans le monde de quelqu’un que la consommation de drogue a anéanti. Partant à la rencontre des amis et compagnons de route de Martin, le film cherche à savoir pourquoi Martin et Ivo ont eu tant de difficultés à devenir adultes.

Chur, a provincial life, between desire for freedom and deep despair. The filmmaker follows a path going over the traces of a deceased friend, a genial and fragile artist, incapable of living a normal life. Based on extraordinary material (a diary, testimonies, Super 8 archive images), the film is the portrait of a generation facing up to its lost illusions... A little like the protagonists of The Big Chill by Lawrence Kasdan, where the old militants of 68 gather at the funeral of a friend in arms. At the time, in 1983, the American critic Roger Ebert wrote in the conclusion of his review: “The Big Chill is a splendid technical exercise. It has all the right moves. It knows all the right words. Its characters have all the right clothes, expressions, fears, lusts and ambitions. But there’s no payoff and it doesn’t lead anywhere. I thought at first that was a weakness of the movie. There also is the possibility that it’s the movie’s message.” We could say the same of King of the Air, whose secret heart is disappearance.
(Luciano Barisone)

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