Documentary, 94 minutes, CH 2007

A film by Matthias von Gunten

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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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Helmut Schmidt
Peter Bichsel
Gottfried Honegger
Henry A.Kissinger
Günter Grass
Christa Wolf


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
Voices – Reto Haenny, Silke Geertz


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