Scene from the film Operation Libertad
Scene from the film Operation Libertad
Scene from the film Operation Libertad
Scene from the film Operation Libertad
Scene from the film Operation Libertad
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Operation Libertad

  • Switzerland
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In April 1978, the members of the Independent Revolutionary Group break into an important Zurich bank. Their aim is to prove the collusion between the Helvetica financial system and Latin-American dictators. They film the entire action. They get a confession from the bank director, but not from the Paraguayan money smuggler who refuses to collaborate. Should they get rid of the dictatorships’ secret service lieutenant-colonel? Take him hostage? And what should they do of the huge amount of money stolen from the bank? The same eternal, nagging question comes up: do the ends justify the means? Thirty years later, the recorded tapes recounting the entire operation resurface… and ask a new question: what was the end again?


  • Original Title
    Operation Libertad
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jacob Berger, Nicolas Wadimoff
  • Cast
    Laurent Capelluto, Stipe Erceg, Natacha Koutchoumov, Nuno Lopes, Antonio Buíl, Jonathan Genet, Erika Lillo, Karine Guignard
  • Cinematography
    Franck Rabel
  • Editing
    Pauline Dairou, Karine Sudan
  • Music
    Christof Steinmann
  • Sound
    Christophe Giovannoni
  • Runtime
    92 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Format
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