Mit dem Bauch durch die Wand

Mit dem Bauch durch die Wand

Documentary, 93 min.

Title E:Against All Odds
Title F:Cœur au ventre

by Anka Schmid

Switzerland, January 2011

A long-term documentation of three teenage mothers who asserted their anarchistic wish to have children, contrary to today’s Zeitgeist. The film documents their transition from teenager to womanhood, which they simultaneously experienced with motherhood. For four years the girls were filmed in their professional careers, in their private lives with their child, boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend, co-workers, parents and siblings and were questioned about their state of mind, their wishes and dreams. A film chronicle with an open end.


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Directed by: Anka Schmid
Written by: Anka Schmid

World Premiere: January 2011
Original Version: Swiss-German, colour, 35mm, 93 min.


Production: RECK Filmproduktion, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Franziska Reck
Executive Producer: Franziska Reck

Cinematography: Patrick Lindenmaier, Anka Schmid
Editing: Marina Wernli, Matthias Bürcher
Location Sound Mix: Dieter Meyer, Anka Schmid
Sound Editing: Christian Beusch
Sound Design: Christian Beusch
Rerecording Sound Mix: Christian Beusch
Music: Peter Bräker, Darko Linder
Animation: Peter Volkart

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World Rights: RECK Filmproduktion

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Distribution Switzerland: Columbus Film AG

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Zürich, Filmpreis Stadt Zürich, Zürcher Filmpreis 2011