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Der Laüfer

midnight runner
International title Midnight Runner
Section 56 edición - Crossroads - Zinemaldia | FICX
Country Suiza
Year 2018
Running time 91 min.
Original language Alemán suizo
Director Hannes Baumgartner
Screenplay Stefan Staub, Hannes Baumgartner
Film Editing Christof Schertenleib
Photography Gaëtan Varone
Costume Leonie Zykan
Production Stefan Eichenberger, Ivan Madeo
Production design Demian Wohler
Cast Max Hubacher (Jonas Widmer), Annina Euling (Simone), Sylvie Rohrer (Barbara Widmer), Christophe Sermet (Kurt), Saladin Dellers (Philipp Widmer), Luna Wedler (Laura)
Web site midnightrunner-film.com
Producer Contrast Film
Distribution Company Be for Films
Synopsis How does a normal person become a murderer? What is the path that leads from frustration, from the inability to accept defeat, to sociopathy? Hannes Baumgartner seems to seek in his debut feature the answer to those questions that define, in their composition, some of the evils of our society. Using a merciless camera, the German debut director portrays in the foreground the flight (textual) to nowhere of a perfect example of patriarchal society: an excess of testosterone, a deficit of empathy and an obsession with eliminating the obstacles that stand between his ego and reality. Presented internationally in the New Directors Section of the 2018 San Sebastian Film Festival.
Martín Cuesta