Switzerland / 1986 / 106'
The background is the film Morgarten Findet Statt in which the anarchic ideology of my compariots is brought into focus through the festive world of central Switzerland. The film shows what Morgarten stand for nowadays. Apart from an understanding of the complex cultural relationships existing in central Switzerland I wanted to investigate who and what influenced my upbringing.
Born in Switzerland in 1944, he has worked as an independent director since 1971. His work, mostly made up of documentaries and often filmed in Switzerland, includes among others “Justice” (1973), “Sieg der Ordnung” (1976) and “Made in Switzerland” (1981). In 1986 his film “Ex voto” was awarded prizes at the festivals of Nyon and Leipzog. “Männer im Ring”, dedicated to the last male canton council in Hundwill, has also been given numerous awards.