mycontinent: North America
My IP Plug: 18.204.2.190

Hey there! You have free access to great documentaries thanks to your library.


Looking for the perfect film for a class or campus screening? Let our team of expert recommend the right film for you.

Fill out the following details, and we will be in touch ASAP with our film recommendations.

REQUEST A TRIAL

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Chris The Swiss - Purchase Now
Filmplatform
Contact us if you can't find the right license option for your library.
IMPORTANT NOTE
Please make sure your school supports IP Authentication through VPN or a Proxy Server before making your purchase. If not sure, please contact us.
Coming Soon
Thank you for your interest in our latest release. This film will be available for educational distribution shortly.
Please fill in your email details below and we will contact you with additional information.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Chris The Swiss - Login To Watch
To start watching, please select your school and use your professor or student login

If you cannot find your university in the list above, fill the details below to request access to Film Platform.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Back
Book a Screening
Thank you for your interest in holding a screening of Chris The Swiss.
Please let us know a couple of key details, and we will be in touch with you ASAP to book in a screening.
Streaming Enquiry
Choose from the following options:
Back
Unverified IP
Hmmm… you appear to be coming from an unverified IP address.

If you are coming from off campus, your university may request additional login details. Please select your university name in order to access streaming via your library's network.

If you cannot find your university in the list above, fill the details below to request access to Film Platform.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Open troubleshooting

Back
Purchase your streaming access here
Filmplatform
Click here to learn more about this license

Please get in touch if you have any questions about this streaming booking.

Chris The Swiss

Back
Set Up Streaming
Thank you for your interest in streaming Chris The Swiss
Please let us know a couple of key details, and we will be in touch to discuss your interest in streaming access.

Study Guide
Our study guides are available exclusively for licensed Film Platform users. Please get in contact for more information on our different licensing options.

  • Don't see the option you want? Contact us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Streaming Access
Unfortunately, this film is not available in your territory. Please provide us with your contact details so we can give you more information on possible purchase options.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Streaming Access
Unfortunately, this film is not available for streaming yet.
As soon as it will be available for streaming, it will appear in your university streaming page.
Request From My library
More information
Thank you for your interest in Chris The Swiss.
Please let us know a couple of key details, and we will be in touch with you ASAP.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Chris The Swiss

.

Beginning of the 90s: The Yugoslavian Wars had started. Young men from all over Europe were taking part. On January 7th 1992, a Swiss journalist was found dead in Croatia wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group.
Twenty years later, his cousin, the director Anja Kofmel, researches the background to understand, why these men are so fascinated by war.

Running Time: 90
Subject(s): Investigative Journalism, War
Language(s): English, German
Subtitles: English
Director(s):
Producer(s): Samir
Cinematographer: Simon Guy Fässler
Editor(s): Stefan Kälin
Production Company: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion

Festival Participation

  • Cannes Critic's Week - 2018

Distribution Company

  • Director's Statement

    The murder of my cousin Chris was a decisive experience during my childhood. When he died, I was 10 years old. I had always looked up to him, admired him for his travels, adventures and his free spirit. I wanted to be just like him. Back then there was a name that was mentioned times and again in our family: EDUARDO FLORES aka CHICO. He was the founder of a group of mercenaries called PIV that my cousin had joined. Fellow journalists were convinced that Chris had gone undercover to investigate the mafia-like structures of the PIV and their links to the ultra-Catholic organization Opus Dei. They thought that Chris was killed by his combatants because he got too close to the truth. Switzerland’s officials didn’t regard Chris as a journalist though, but declared him a mercenary killed in action. His case has neither been investigated nor solved. By the time I had reached the same age as Chris when he had died, the story hit me again. In 2009, “Chico” was shot dead in Bolivia during an attempted assassination of president Evo Morales. This was the key-moment that led me to decide to turn Chris’ story into a film. I decided to mix animation and documentary in order to cope with the complex subject. I’m capturing my research and my encounters with contemporary witnesses by the means of classical documentary, whereas the animation allows me to interpret the story and bring the cruelty and despair of war to life in a subjective way. More than 20 years later, I let Chris’ notes guide me on my search for tracks of his last days in life. My inquiries lead me to various witnesses of the past, former colleagues from his work, both journalists as well as foreign fighters. My cousin’s story leads me into an eerie world dominated by men who stir up hatred and intimidate the civilization to reach their power-driven goals. It shows me how fragile the structures of our society are, how little it takes to corrode a peaceful cohabitation – not only in former Yugoslavia but anywhere in the world.

Back to Film Summary

This Week’s Featured Films