Scene from the film Christian Schocher, Filmmaker
Scene from the film Christian Schocher, Filmmaker
Scene from the film Christian Schocher, Filmmaker

Christian Schocher, Filmmaker

  • Switzerland
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He has been called a genius amateur, a pioneer, a lone wolf, an alpine dervish: Christian Schocher is probably the most legendary, but also the least known of all Swiss filmmakers. As the son of a film pioneer, he fell under the spell of the silver screen at a very young age. For 45 years, he ran the Cinéma Rex in the Swiss mountain village of Pontresina, where he sat behind the projector every evening. In addition, Christian Schocher made his own films, under adventurous conditions and with minimal means, without a script or dialogue, simply out of the desire and joy of cinema. His legendary feature film, Travelling Warrior (1981), the more than three-hour odyssey of a cosmetics salesman through Switzerland, revolutionized Swiss cinema and became an internationally acclaimed masterpiece.


  • Original Title
    Christian Schocher, Filmemacher
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marcel Bächtiger, Andreas Müller
  • Cast
    Christian Schocher Heinz Lüdi Clemens Klopfenstein Marianne Huber Donati
  • Cinematography
    Simon Guy Faessler, Mika Lanz, Nicolò Settegrana
  • Editing
    Marcel Bächtiger
  • Sound
    Daniel Hobi, Christof Steinmann
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Solothurn Film Festival 2015 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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