Aloys | © Hugofilm
© Hugofilm


  • We are (Dead) (Working title)
Feature Film | 2013-2016 | Drama | Switzerland

Brief synopsis

Ein vereinsamter Privatdetektiv verliebt sich in eine geheimnisvolle Fremde, die eine verstörende Botschaft auf seiner Videokamera hinterlässt. Eine düstere und doch magische Reise beginnt auf der er den Mut findet, seine Isolation für immer zu durchbrechen. (

Aloys Adorn is a middle aged private detective who lives and works with his father. He experiences life from a safe distance, through a video camera he keeps recording 24 hours a day, and the massive collection of surveillance tapes he organizes and obsessively watches at home. But when his father dies, Aloys is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart. After a night of heavy drinking, Aloys wakes up on a public bus to find that his camera and precious observation tapes have been stolen. Soon after, a mysterious woman calls to blackmail him. She offers to return the tapes if Aloys will try an obscure Japanese invention called ‘telephone walking’ with her, using his imagination as their only connection. As he is drawn deeper and deeper, falling in love with the voice on the other end of the phone, the woman opens up a new universe that may allow Aloys to break out of his isolation and into the real world.

(Quelle: Facebook-Seite)


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Georg FriedrichAloys Adorn [L]
Tilde von OverbeckVera [L]
Kamil KrejciHerr Schoch [SR]
Karl Friedrich [1]Vater Aloys [SR]
Aaron HitzGonzo [SR]
Rahel Hubacherschwangere Frau [SR]
Sebastian Krähenbühl
Abwart [SR]
Agnes LampkinJulie Kramer [SR]
Jürg PlüssPolizist [SR]
Benjamin MerzPolizist [BP]


director of photographySimon Guy Fässler
1st assistant cameraMicky Schärer
2nd assistant cameraMeret Madörin
costume designerLeonie Zykan
directorTobias Nölle
1st assistant directorRoger Schweizer1st AD
2nd assistant directorPascal Glatz
editorTobias Nölle
key/dolly gripMalte Kneib
gafferJochen Kratzheller
lighting traineeKarin RindlisbacherStagiare
composerTom Huber
composerBeat Jegen
producerChristian Davi
producerChristof Neracher
producerThomas Thümena
production designerSu Erdt
prop masterPhilipp Juda
line producerChristos DervenisLine Producer
unit managerRegula BegertLocation Scout
unit managerRegula Begert
4th AD / Additional ADAlexis Lieber
screenwriterTobias Nölle
production sound mixerPeter Bräker

Distributing companies

Film Kino Text [de]


CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHKostümequipment
Film Processing/Transfers8horses GmbH [ch]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Simon Guy Fässler2016Camerimage [pl]Cinematographers’ DebutNominated
Tobias Nölle2016Internationale Filmfestspiele BerlinFirst Feature AwardNominated
Tobias Nölle2016Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-VorpommernSpielfilmNominated
Tobias Nölle2016Camerimage [pl]Directors’ DebutWinner
Tobias Nölle2016Kinofest LünenLüdiaNominated
Simon Guy Fässler2017Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Beste KameraWinner
Tobias Nölle2017Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Beste MontageNominated
Christof Neracher2017Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmNominated
Christian Davi2017Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmNominated
Thomas Thümena2017Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmNominated


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 24th November, 2016