m-appeal_Unlikely Heroes
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Unlikely Heroes

(Schweizer Helden)

by Peter Luisi

Switzerland 2014, 94 min

One woman, 11 asylum seekers, and just a few days to put on a play. Will it be a success, or a total disaster?

Sabine is slightly down on her luck. Her kids are on vacation, her husband has left her, and things aren‘t going very well at work. Over Christmas, she decides to volunteer at a refugee camp, preparing a play with the residents in time for New Year‘s. While Sabine concentrates on directing the group, the asylum seekers have other problems to deal with: staying in the country, love, family, and, of course, the German language. Will they be ready for the curtain call?



Audience Award - Locarno IFF 2014
Best of Festival Award for Best Narrative Feature - Richmond IFF 2015


World Premiere: Locarno IFF 2014
Latin American Premiere: São Paulo IFF 2014
North American Premiere: Palm Springs IFF 2015
FILMGALERIE Bad Füssing 2018

Cast & Crew

Esther Gemsch, Karim Rahoma, Komi Togbonou, Klaus Wildbolz, Newroz Baz, Elvis Clausen

Production: Spotlight Media Productions AG
Co-production: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Peter Luisi

As a filmmaker and screenwriter, Peter has made a name for
himself. The films he directed were awarded with the audience
Award at the Piazza Grande in Locarno, the Zurich Filmprize, 9
nominations for the Swiss Filmprize, the jury and audience
award at the Max Ophüls Filmfestival as well as over 35 other
awards & prizes.