Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/11/2018
16:15

Location
Triskel Arts Centre


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In Cyril Schäublin’s formally precise feature debut, a call centre employee, Alice (Sarah Stauffer), commits fraud on elderly ladies by pretending to be their granddaughter in financial distress. Her job, at the wonderfully named Everything Switzerland, involves selling internet subscriptions and insurance deals, and her supervisor’s motivational advice that they are ‘selling emotions’ finds darkly humorous expression in Alice’s nefarious activities. Schäublin’s coolly detached tone matches the temperature of a highly digitised society, mining deadpan humour from an increasingly isolated and atomised society where there’s an elaborate security code for everything. 

Winner, Best International Feature Film, Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2018

Director:  Cyril Schäublin
Producers: Cyril Schäublin and Silvan Hillmann
Screenwriter: Cyril Schäublin
Main Cast:  Sarah Stauffer, Nikolai Bosshardt, Fidel Morf
Country: Switzerland
Languages: Swiss German (Subtitled)
Colour: Colour
Year:   2017

Duration: 71 mins

Tickets: €7.50 / €6.50

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