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Caged Birds

Director:Oliver Rihs
Cast:Anatole Taubman, Jella Haase, Joel Basman, Marie Leuenberger
Premiere:22. October 2021
Length:117 minutes

Director: Oliver Rihs  •  Camera: Felix von Muralt  •  Music: Beat Solèr  •  Cast: Anatole Taubman, Jella Haase, Joel Basman, Marie Leuenberger, Beat Marti, Bibiana Beglau, Michael Schertenleib, Pascal Ulli, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Philippe Graber

Based on a true story, the drama tells the story of the criminal Walter Stürm (1942-1999), who became known as the king of escape in Switzerland in the 1970s and 1980s - he escaped from prison eight times. His struggle against prison conditions, especially solitary confinement, made him a symbol of the left's fight against police brutality. In the 1980s, demonstrations against solitary confinement were held in Switzerland and demands were made to ease his prison conditions. This film about freedom and its ambivalence follows not only a criminal with the aura of a modern Robin Hood but also his defender Barbara Hug, an idealistic fighter for human rights in the then politically rigid Switzerland.



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