Une Suisse rebelle, Annemarie Schwarzenbach 1908-1942

Une Suisse rebelle, Annemarie Schwarzenbach 1908-1942

Documentary, 56 min.

Title E:A Swiss Rebel. Annemarie Schwarzenbach 1908-1942
Title G:Schweizerin und Rebellin, Annemarie Schwarzenbach 1908-1942

by Carole Bonstein

Switzerland / France, September 2000

Using archive material that is being made public for the first time this film is the first to ever attempt to portray the life of Annemarie Schwarzenbach, scion of a wealthy Zurich industrial family that made no attempt to disguise its sympathies for the Nazi world order. Author, journalist and news photographer, Annemarie Schwarzenbach rebelled against this environment. Escaping from Switzerland and from reality, she travelled the world denouncing Europe's fascist movements, and America's exploitation of its workers.


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Directed by: Carole Bonstein
Written by: Nasser Bakhti, Daniel Gibel

World Premiere: September 2000
Original Version: French/German, colour and b/w, Beta SP, 56 min.


Production: Troubadour Films, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, ARTE France – Unité de Programmes Documentaires
Producer: Nasser Bakhti

Cinematography: Aldo Mugnier, Luc Weber
Editing: Daniel Gibel
Sound: Christophe Giovannoni, André Crettenand
Music: Michel Wintsch

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World Sales: RTS Radio Télévision Suisse

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Sao Paulo, Mixbrasil Festival de Cinema e Video, Best Documentary 2003
  • Torino, Festival Internazionale Cinema delle Donne, Audience Award 2002
  • Milano, Festival Mix Milano Gay and Lesbian, Best Documentary 2001
  • Solothurn, Solothurner Filmtage, UBS Award for Outstanding Historical Research 2001