Trailers/Videos

Brief synopsis

Croatia, January 1992. In the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead in mysterious circumstances. He was wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. Anja Kofmel was his cousin. As a little girl, she used to admire this handsome young man; now a grown-up woman, she decides to investigate his story, trying to understand what really was the involvement of Chris in the conflict.

(http://www.dschointventschr.ch/de/inproduction/documentaries/chris-the-swiss)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Chris [L]Joel Basman
Anja / German Narrator [L]Susanne-Marie Wrage
Anja / English Narrator [L]Megan Gay
Chris (Figurenentwicklung) [L]Stephan Bürgi

Crew

ActivityNameComment
2d animation directorSimon Eltz
Director of photographySimon Guy Fässler
Director of photographyPhilipp Künzli
DirectorAnja Kofmel
EditorStefan Kälin
ComposerMarcel Vaid
ProducerSamirDschoint Ventschr
ProducerHeino DeckertMa.ja.de Film
ProducerIikka VehkalahtiIV Films / p.s.72
ProducerSinisa JuricicNukleus Film
Delegate producerSereina Gabathuler
Line producerTina BörnerGermany
Assistant production managerSophia Rubischung
Assistant production managerPrisca Beyer
ScreenwriterAnja Kofmel
Production sound mixerMarco Teufen
Production sound mixerHrvoje Petek
Production sound mixerDaniel Hobi
Sound supervisorMarkus Krohn
Sound re-recording mixerMarkus Krohn
Sound designerMarkus Krohn

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
First Hand Films [ch/de]Distribution Suisse / Schweiz
Urban Distribution International (UDI) [fr]Distribution France & World Sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Sound (Postproduction)MMZ Mitteldeutsches Multimediazentrum Halle (Saale) GmbHDolby Atmos Premier

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Marcel Vaid2018Int. Sound and Filmmusic Festival [hr]Cristal Pine Award - Best Original Score in a DocuNominated
Marcel Vaid2018European Animation Award [fr]Best Soundtrack in a Feature FilmNominated
Anja Kofmel2018Solothurner Filmtage [ch]Prix de SoleureNominated
Anja Kofmel2018Semaine de la critique Cannes [fr]Compétition - longs métragesNominated
Anja Kofmel2018Festival d'Annecy [fr]Hors compétition / Out of CompetitionNominated
Anja Kofmel2018Locarno Festival [ch]Panorama SuisseNominated
Anja Kofmel2018Sarajevo Film Festival [ba]Sektion KinoscopeNominated
Anja Kofmel2018DOK Leipzig [de]MDR-FilmpreisNominated
Anja Kofmel2018Goethe-Institut [de]DokumentarfilmpreisNominated
Anja Kofmel2018Int. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam [nl]Best of FestsNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2018FranceSemaine de la critique Cannes [fr]
2018Germany60. DOK Leipzig
2018NetherlandsAmsterdam IDFA
2018Czech Republic53. Karlovy Vary Festival
2018Switzerland71. Locarno Festival

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermany3satMonday, 11/01/2021, 10.25 PM
First showingFranceOCS [fr]Wednesday, 06/05/2020, 8.40 PMOCS City

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 31/01/2019