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Godless Occident

    All titles (3)
    Documentary Feature | 2018-2019 | arte, SRF 1 [ch] | Essay | Switzerland

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting16/07/2018
    End of shooting16/04/2019

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie71 Min.
    Aspect ratio16:9 (1 : 1,78)
    Distribution formatDCP


    Brief synopsis

    EUROPA is in an identity crisis. Not even their gender is perfectly clear. As a fictional person she drifts all over her own continent and turns to God in her distress. She begs, fights and curses. She complains, justifies and reflects. But the old man does not answer. - It is to pull hair!
    Only when she questions God's existence and turns away from him does she arrive in real life: God manifests himself in the experience, and the answers lie in the questions themselves. Even those of her sex.
    Although she still doesn't know if he exists, EUROPA is reconciled with God and herself in the end and looks confidently into the future.

    A filmic essay - blasphemously god-fearing.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Natalí Gutíerrez GarcíaEuropa [L]


    ColoristPierre Reischer
    Director of photographyPierre Reischer
    DirectorFelix Tissi
    Assistant editorRebecca Siegfried ReischerResolve | A7s
    ComposerJoana Aderi
    ProducerRes Balzli
    ScreenwriterFelix Tissi
    Sound designerPedro Haldemann
    Subtitles spotterRebecca Siegfried Reischer

    Production companies

    Balzli und Fahrer GmbH [ch]

    Distributing companies

    Aardvark Film Emporium [ch]


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingFrancearteTuesday, 06/04/2021, 12.10 AM
    First showingGermanyarteMonday, 05/04/2021, 11.30 PM


    Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 03/10/2019