A journalist is assigned to interview an eccentric anthropologist who has exhumed the skeleton of Jörg Jenatsch, a revered freedom fighter who was mysteriously murdered in 1639. Initially disinterested, the journalist begins to uncover unflattering truths about the national hero and experiences visions in which he seems to be witnessing events that transpired over 300 years ago. As he obsessively pursues the investigation, his personal life and his grip on reality disintegrate, drawing him relentlessly toward the fatal carnival at which Jenatsch was killed.

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plakat Feature, CH/F 1987, 100′, colour, 35mm

Director Daniel Schmid

Script Martin Suter
in co-operation with Daniel Schmid

Original version: French
Dubbing version: German

Limbo Film Zurich
Bleu Productions Paris

T&C Edition Zürich