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Archived: Mario (2018)

director: Marcel Gisler

composer: Christian Schlumpf, Michael Duss, Martin Skalsky
With: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec , a.o.

duration: 119 minutes
Drama, Sport

Official Selection - Global Cinema
Film Fest Gent - Mario

"This is again an accessible work that tackles German-speaking Switzerland's complex attitude toward homosexuality in the vein of some of the earlier work from director Marcel Gisler, such as the crowdpleaser 'Rosie' and the fascinating documentary 'Electroboy'." (The Hollywood Reporter)

"Claustrophobic panic and anxiety seeps into both men's lives as they attempt to hide their sexuality and relationship from the world. They're hiding not just because of a sense of shame, but also because of professional obligation. Their careers, which are only just beginning to blossom, could be catastrophically dismantled if rumour spread that either one was gay. It's a fraught theme throughout the movie that fills each scene with suspense and unease. What began as a cute love story morphs into this intriguing tale of star-crossed lovers." (Independent) 


director: Marcel Gisler
composer: Christian Schlumpf, Michael Duss, Martin Skalsky
producer: Rudolf Santschi
screenplay: Marcel Gisler, Thomas Hess, Thomas Hess, Frederic Moriette
Editor: Thomas Bachmann
Cinematography: Sophie Maintigneux

production company: Triluna Film AG

More info

dialogue: German
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: Switzerland
year: 2018


MARCEL GISLER: Day Thieves (1985, TV film), Sleepless Nights (1988), The Blue Hour (1992), Fögi Is a Bastard (1998), Blind Date (1998), A Man, His Lover and His Mother (2013), Electroboy (2014), Mario (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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