Daniella Marxer
2007 - 71 min - HDV - Couleur - France, Autriche

In the heart of the Swiss Alps, the private school of Zuoz teaches the kids of wealthy families from all over the world the virtues of liberalism, discipline and civility. The boarding school’s regimented life is severe, like the high snowladen mountains surrounding it: no broken rules, no excessive behaviour, moderation in everything. Otherwise, punishment strikes.
The supervisors have an eye everywhere and nothing escapes them in the long dark corridors where the pupils’ rooms must remain unlocked and visits from the opposite sex go no further than the threshold. They are also taught, with all the subtleties of puritan hypocrisy, about the existence of poverty in the world, another universe the mere mention of which is enough to tighten the ranks.

Author-Director : Daniella Marxer
Photography : Johannes Hammel
Sound : Ingrid Städel
Editing : Sophie Reiter
Delegate Producer : Zeugma films
Co-producer : Navigator Film Produktion KEG
Broadcasting Co-producer : ARTE France
Broadcasting Pre-purchase : 3Sat
Broadcasting Pre-purchase : YLE/FST
Contribution : Scam - Brouillon d'un rêve, HEM Stiftung, Procirep, CNC


Distributor : Autlook Filmsales
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
Disponible au Club du doc


2007 - Cinéma du réel, Paris (France) : Compétition Française
2007 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques