MAX FRISCH, CITOYEN
Documentary, 94 minutes, CH 2007
A film by Matthias von Gunten
Max Frisch was the last great Swiss intellectual widely respected as a voice in his own right, both at home and internationally – a type of personality that hardly exists today. The film recounts Frisch’s life story as a “citoyen” and takes us on a trip through his texts and speeches in the backdrop of the unfolding 20th century. Frisch’s perspective is complemented and contrasted by statements of several writers and politicians such as Gunter Grass or Henry A. Kissinger who knew him personally.
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Writer & Director – Matthias von Gunten
Producer – Valentin Greutert
Director of Photography – Matthias Kälin
Sound – Martin Witz
Assistant Director – Christine Hürzeler
Original Music – Martin Todsharow
Editor – Caterina Mona
Off- Voices – Reto Haenny, Silke Geertz