Die Gentrifizierung bin ich. Beichte eines Finsterlings

Die Gentrifizierung bin ich. Beichte eines Finsterlings

Documentary, 99 min.

Title E:I Am Gentrification. Confessions of a Scoundrel

by Thomas Haemmerli

Switzerland, September 2017

A humorous personal essay film addressing architecture, habitation, space, density, xenophobia, gentrification and urban development. The film’s main arc spans the author’s diverse living environments, beginning with his childhood in a rich neighborhood to militant squats, shared flats and yuppie abodes, as well as his various dwellings in such metropolises as Tiflis, São Paulo, Zurich and Mexico City.


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Directed by: Thomas Haemmerli
Written by: Thomas Haemmerli

World Premiere: September 2017
Original Version: German (english/french subtitles), colour and b/w, DCP, 99 min.


Production: ican films gmbh, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Mirjam von Arx
Executive Producer: Mirjam von Arx

Cinematography: Stéphane Kuthy
Editing: Daniel Cherbuin
Location Sound Mix: Jean-Pierre Gerth
Sound Editing: Christian Beusch
Sound Design: Peter Bräker
Rerecording Sound Mix: Christian Beusch
Music: Peter Bräker

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World Rights: ican films gmbh

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Distribution Switzerland: Filmcoopi Zürich AG

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  • Zürich, Zurich Film Festival, Special Mention (International Documentary Film Competition) 2017