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June 22, 2024 @ 06:19

In the spring of 1945 as Nazi Germany collapses, Swiss ambassador Heinrich Zwygart flees bombed-out Berlin after serving eight years in the capital of the Reich.

This is the end of an abominable mandate, during which he had to make fatal compromises to preserve the neutrality and security of his country. For Switzerland to end on the winning side after the war, someone will have to pay. Haunted by his past, struggling to secure a future, but driven by his ambition Zwygart feels the trap closing in on him. He has made it through the war, but will he survive peace?

"Beautifully shot in black and white... a tremendous central performance from Michael Neuenschwander. " - Blazing Minds
Director: Laurent Nègre | 2022 | 85 mins | Switzerland / UK
Cast: Michael Neuenschwander, Manuela Biedermann, Cléa Eden, Yann Philipona, Sabine Timoteo
Screened with English subtitles
A Forgotten Man

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Date:
June 22, 2024
Time:
06:19
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Film

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