A Jew Must Die

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Feature Film | 2014-2016 | Switzerland

Shooting data

Start of shooting28/11/2014
End of shooting14/01/2015

Project data

Length of movie73 Min.

    Brief synopsis

    It is 1942 and Europe is at war. The local economy in Payerne, a country village in Switzerland, is not doing well. The cafés are full of complainers. Sinister-looking men are lurking in the fields. Garage owner Fernand Ischi and his men are daydreaming about taking action. On April 16, the next regional cattle fair will take place and Arthur Bloch, the Jewish livestock dealer, will be there. That's the day when the shattering example will be set.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Bruno GanzArthur Bloch [L]
    André WilmsSchriftsteller [L]
    Aurélien PatouillardIschi [L]
    Paul LaurentBalotte [L]
    Steven MatthewsFritz Joss [L]
    Baptiste CoustenobleRobert Mermet [L]
    Pierre-Antoine DubeyMax Mermet [L]
    Elina LöwensohnMyria Bloch [L]
    Serge BozonCarcassonne [L]


    1st ADJérôme Dassier
    Director of photographyLuciano Tovoli
    Costume designerLeonie Zykan
    DirectorJacob Berger
    EditorSarah Anderson
    GafferJean-Claude Le Bras
    Makeup artist / hair stylistLaurence Rieux
    Makeup artist / hair stylistMartine Felber
    ComposerManfred Eicher
    ProducerRuth Waldburger
    Production designerYan Arlaud
    Line producerJean-Marie Gindraux
    Assistant production managerCorinne Steiner
    ScreenwriterAude Py
    ScreenwriterMichel Fessler
    ScreenwriterJacob Berger
    Production sound mixerHenri Maïkoff
    Stunt coordinatorAlister Mazzotti
    Stunt riggerRene von Gunten
    Stunt riggerMarcel Stucki

    Production companies

    Vega Film AG [ch]


    CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHKostümequipment


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Jacob Berger2016Festival del Film Locarno [ch]Fuori concorsoNominated
    Bruno Ganz2017Swiss Film Award [ch]Best ActorWinner
    Jacob Berger2017Swiss Film Award [ch]Best ScreenplayNominated
    Ruth Waldburger2017Swiss Film Award [ch]Best Fiction FilmNominated
    Aude Py2017Swiss Film Award [ch]Best ScreenplayNominated


    Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 15/09/2016