Fiction, 119 min.


by Marcel Gisler

Switzerland, January 2018

Mario has fallen in love for the first time, with Leon, the new striker from Germany, who could pose a threat to Mario’s chances of advancing to the premier league. Before long, their relationship is discovered by their team members and rumours begin to spread. Mario realises this jeopardizes his career as a professional football player, but he does not want to lose Leon at any price. He has to make a decision.


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Directed by: Marcel Gisler
Written by: Thomas Hess, Marcel Gisler, Frédéric Moriette

World Premiere: January 2018
Original Version: Swiss-German/German (english/french/german subtitles), colour, DCP, 119 min.

ISAN: 0000-0004-5459-0000-B-0000-0000-4

Production: Triluna Film AG, Carac Film AG, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRG SSR, Teleclub AG
Producer: Rudolf Santschi, Theres Scherer-Kollbrunner

Cinematography: Sophie Maintigneux
Editing: Thomas Bachmann
Location Sound Mix: Marco Teufen
Rerecording Sound Mix: Felix Bussmann
Music: Martin Skalsky, Michael Duss, Christian Schlumpf
Art Direction: Kathrin Brunner
Special Effects: Markus Hauf
Lighting: Sandro Hofstetter
Costumes: Catherine Schneider
Casting: Corinna Glaus

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Max Hubacher
as Mario Lüthi 
Aaron Altaras
as Leon Saldo 
Jessy Moravec
as Jenny Odermatt 
Jürg Plüss
as Daniel Lüthi 
Doro Müggler
as Evelyn Lüthi 
Andreas Matti
as Peter Gehrling 
Joris Gratwohl
as Trainer Roger Maillard 
Scherwin Amini
as Claudio Lafranconi 
Fabrizio Borsani
as Luc Columbier 
Julian Koechlin
as Eric Kalterer 
Gabriel Noah Maurer
as Simon Bucher 
Beat Marti
as Sportchef Frei 
Matthias Neukirch
as Christian Zischler 
Annina Polivka
as Miri 
Marin Blülle
as Chrigu 
Nina Mariel Kohler
as Receptionistin 
Christian Liniger
as Trainer 1. Mannschaft 
Niklas Löffler
as Spieler FC St. Pauli 
Mats Kampen
as Spieler FC St. Pauli 
Mersiha Husagic
as Spielerfreundin 
Tabita Johannes
as Spielerfreundin 
Anna-Katharina Müller
as Journalistin 
Nina Fischer
as Fotografin 
Elias Reichert
as Joel 

Open / CloseWorld Sales / World Rights

World Sales: Films Boutique

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Distribution Switzerland: Frenetic Films
Distribution Germany: Pro-Fun Media GmbH
Distribution USA: Wolfe LLC
Distribution Canada: Wolfe LLC
Distribution France: Epicentre Films
Distribution Great Britain: Peccadillo Pictures
Distribution Poland: Tongariro Releasing Sp. z.o.o.

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film 2018 (Nomination)
  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Performance in a Supporting Role 2018
  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Screenplay 2018 (Nomination)
  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Actor 2018