Gambling, Gods And LSD

Gambling, Gods And LSD

Documentary, 180 min.


by Peter Mettler

Switzerland / Canada, April 2002

A three hour flow, following the invisible currents which interconnect people through culture and time. The land of Toronto, Nevada, Switzerland, South India. The smell of ecstasy, plastic, sex, dust and divinity. An associative tableau portaying the inexhaustible pursuits within which we attempt to bring meaning into our lives. A filmmakers journey which blends documentary observation with the logic of lyricism, the movements of music, probing to bring back a sense of wonder in everyday life.


Open / CloseCredits

Directed by: Peter Mettler
Written by: Peter Mettler

World Premiere: April 2002
Original Version: English/Swiss-German (english subtitles), colour, 35mm, BlowUp, 180 min.


Production: maximage GmbH, Grimthorpe Film Inc.

Cinematography: Peter Mettler
Editing: Peter Mettler, Roland Schlimme
Sound: Peter Bräker, Peter Mettler
Music: Fred Frith, Jim O'Rourke, Knut & Silvy, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (a.o.)

Open / CloseWorld Sales / World Rights

World Rights: maximage GmbH

Open / CloseWorldwide Distribution

Distribution Switzerland: Columbus Film AG
Distribution Germany: GMfilms
Distribution Austria: Polyfilm Verleih
Distribution Canada: Odeon Films

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Toronto, Toronto International Film Festival, Best Feature Lenght Documentary Genie Awards 2003
  • Warsaw, Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Award for Best Film 2003
  • Duisburg, Duisburger Filmwoche / vhs, 3SAT-Dokumentarfilmpreis für den besten deutschsprachigen Dokumentarfilm 2002
  • Montréal, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal, NFB Best Documentary Award 2002
  • Nyon, Visions du Réel, Grand Prix UBS 2002
  • Nyon, Visions du Réel, Prix du jeune public 2002
  • Vancouver, Vancouver International Film Festival, National Film Board Award for Best Documentary 2002

Open / CloseFestivals (a selection)