directed by Dominik Locher
Your monster will never come announced.
Gentle gestures, passionate gazes: separated from the rest of the world, young David and Jessy live in a simple two-room apartment in the suburbs. Their love is put to the test when Jessy unintentionally gets pregnant and the thought of becoming a father causes David to panic. Things worsen when, a few days later, they are attacked in a suburban train and David is unable to protect his girlfriend. David’s fear of not being man enough is confirmed and in desperation, he starts to inject anabolic steroids getting into excessive power training. His newly acquired muscles initially help him to feel strong and confident but the effects of the steroids soon turn negative having irreparable consequences.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2017 - SWITZERLAND - 85min
ORIGINAL TITLE GOLIATH
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES German, Swiss German
CAST Sven Schelker , Jasna Fritzi Bauer , Adrian Furrer , José Barros
PRODUCED BY CognitoFilms
CO-PRODUCED BY Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF
In DOMINIK LOCHER’s life, storytelling has always played a huge role: radio plays in the beginning, Eminem’s albums later on, then films from all over the world. The son of a construction worker and a caretaker for the disabled grew up with two sisters in the Swiss Alps. At 17, he moved first to Russia, later to the United States. Back in Zurich he directed his first off-theatres then went on to study at the Zurich Academy of Arts and at the American Film Institute. His first feature film Tempo Girl came out during the Hofer Film Days in 2013. Ambition, insecurity, and the longing for warmth play central roles in his works. He is married to the director Lisa Brühlmann ; they have two children together.
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