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DER UNSCHULDIGE / The Innocent

DER UNSCHULDIGE / The Innocent

A haunted, hollow-eyed fortysomething, Ruth saw her lover sent to prison 20 years before, charged with murder. Since then, she’s left her cosmopolitan life behind, taking a dull job at a medical laboratory. Grimly married, with two teenage girls, her only release comes at a Christian church, where speaking in tongues and casting out demons are regular parts of the services. But now it seems as if Ruth herself is becoming possessed – if not by the devil, then certainly by the past. The Innocent is an often perplexing film, combining Calvinist spiritual fervor with inexplicable human violence. (Stephen Whitty, Screendaily)

 

Simon Jaquemet 
Simon Jaquemet was born near Basel, Switzerland, and studied film directing at the Zurich University of the Arts. As a cinematographer, he has worked with numerous notable video artists like Elodie Pong, Knowbotic Research, or David Lamelas. His debut feature "Chrieg" won several awards, including the Jury Prize at the Marrakech International Film Festival and the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis.

Film Selection: Der Unschuldige (The Innocent, 2018) - Chrieg (2014, CE'15) - Lauras Party (Laura's Party, 2010, short) - Block (2007, short) - Die Burg (The Fortress, 2005, short)

Competition Fiction

Simon Jaquemet

Switzerland / Germany 2018
114 minutes
Swiss-German
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Gabriel Sandru
Editing
Christof Schertenleib
Sound
Roland Widmer
Cast
Judith Hofmann, Naomi Scheiber, Christian Kaiser, Thomas Schüpbach, Anna Tenta, Urs-Peter Wolters
Producers
Tolga Dilsiz, Aurelius Eisenreich

Trailer
Website

Production

8horses GmbH, Augenschein Filmproduktion
World Sales

Kinology

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere