TV drama, 90 minutes, CH 2014

A film by Niklaus Hilber


19-year old Pascal is in constant conflict with the people around him. He has quit his apprenticeship and hangs around aimlessly. When he is drafted into Basic Training, he unexpectedly and for the first time ever discovers how developing team spirit and taking responsibility can lead to recognition, self-respect and friendship – and how good this feels. After graduating from Basic Training, Pascal tries to secure a foothold in his old life and attempts to complete his apprenticeship – but because of his poor grades, nobody seems willing to give him a second chance. His frustration with the harsh realities of society grows until his anger explodes in a fatal event.
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Joel Basman as Pascal
Mona Petri as Sonja
Peter Jecklin as Kommandant Zünd
Tanja Lehmann as Leila
Marc Schmassman as Bodenmann


Director – Niklaus Hilber
Producer – Valentin Greutert
Screenplay – Niklaus Hilber & Patrick Tönz
Director of Photography – Stéphane Kuthy
Production Design – Sven Zahn
Costume – Tanya Sonderegger
Make-up –  Adrienne Chauliac
Editing –  Beni Fueter
Music –  Baldenweg
Production Manager – Maja Sanchez
Assistant Director –  Thomas Kaufmann
Casting – Corinna Glaus
Commissioner SRF –  Maya Fahrni


Nomination Prix Europa 2014
Nomination Fernsehpreis Baden-Baden 2014
Prix Swissperform «Best Actor» 2015 (Joel Basman)


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