2015 | Switzerland | NR | 71 min.


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Film Info
Section:Foreign Official Selection: Documentary
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:71 min.
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Production Country:Switzerland
Original Language:Chinese
Swiss German
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Yacine B.
Dario C.
Director:Yacine Brahem
Dario Cerruti
Laurent Negre
Produced by:Dan Wechsler
Editing By:Thomas Bachmann


This utterly unbelievable and totally unauthorized account of a Guantanamo prisoner set to be extradited from the US to Switzerland is truly the kind of filmmaking that will make you stop, turn your head, and say “whoa.” Bringing the innermost workings of international politics to center stage are two anonymous student filmmakers who follow Caroline Gautier, Chief of Staff of the Security Department in Geneva, as she prepares to welcome a soon-to-be-released detainee and offer him a brand new life. But, wouldn’t you know it, the events surrounding this momentous occasion begin to unravel, quickly and precipitously. Political protests, strained diplomatic relations, anxious ambassadors, and international misunderstandings force Gautier—with cameras rolling—to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her career and protect the prisoner. Slyly political, highly subversive, and wickedly funny, this cinematic experiment in docufiction makes a piercing point about human rights. Scheduled to Appear via Skype: Directors Yacine Brahem and Dario Cerruti.