I AM THE KEEPER

SYNOPSIS                     

Goalie has just been released from prison after spending a year inside for keeping his mouth shut for his best buddy Ueli. He stands outside the jail waiting for Ueli – in vain. “No big deal, just a temporary setback,” he says. It's all roses from here on out. 

 

He heads for his hometown of Schummertal, a small town where everyone knows you. He's going to start over, without drugs. Goalie is clean now. 

 

Meanwhile, Ueli has gotten ever deeper into drugs, can't understand why Goalie suddenly wants to be a square. Although they've been friends since childhood, everything's different now. They can't pick up where they left off.

 

Goalie finds a job and falls in love with Regula, a waitress, who's already got a boyfriend, however. He fights for her affections with indefatigable optimism. 

 

When Regula's boyfriend hits her, Goalie gets his big break. He takes her to Spain to a buddy's house. For a short time, they're happy there together. But his past catches up to him and threatens his newfound love. Regula suspects his best friend and buddies are taking advantage of him, and makes Goalie face up to reality. She thinks he's got the wrong friends. 

 

Goalie has to go home. He wants to know the truth. What he finds out is a blow to him. It seems Ueli was the one who betrayed him, for his own advantage. 

 

Deeply hurt and disappointed, Goalie turns his back on Schummertal and moves to Berne. But not without first asking Regula to come with…

 

 

NOMINATIONS

  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Performance in a Supporting Role 2014 

  • Zurich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Actress 2014 

  • Zurich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Film Editing 2014 
     

AWARDS

  • Schwerin, Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Der fliegende Ochse 2015

  • Zurich, Presidential Department of Zurich, Succès Zurich Feature Film  1.

  • Bern, Film Subsidy Bern, Berner Filmförderung, Audience Award Best Film 2014

  • Bern, Film Subsidy Bern, Film Award Bern 2014

  • Zurich, Federal office for Culture, Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film 2014

  • Zurich, Federal office for Culture, Swiss Film Award, Best Actor 2014

  • Zurich, Presidential Department of Zurich, Film Award Zurich 2014

  • Zurich, Federal office for Culture, Swiss Film Award, Best Screenplay 2014

  • Zurich, Federal office for Culture, Swiss Film Award, Best Film Score 2014

 

SCRIPT 

JASMINE HOCH

SABINE BOSS

DIRECTOR

SABINE BOSS

DOP

MICHAEL SAXER

CAST

MARKUS SIGNER, SONJA RIESEN,

PASCAL ULLI

LANGUAGE

SWISS GERMAN

DURATION

92 MINUTES

PRODUCTIONS

MICHAEL STEIGER, C-FILMS AG

COPRODUCERS

CARAC FILM AG

SRF, SRG SSR

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