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20 Ratings

Chris the Swiss

Directed by Anja Kofmel
Switzerland, Croatia, 2018
Documentary, Animation


Croatia, 7th of January 1992: In the middle of the war a young journalist’s body is found dressed with an uniform of the international mercenary group. 19 years later, his cousin Anja Kofmel investigates his story, trying to understand what really was the involvement of Chris in the conflict…

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Chris the Swiss Directed by Anja Kofmel

Critics reviews

Kofmel’s animations are particularly lovely, evoking the hero worship she felt as a child for her larger-than-life relative — the boldly drawn continuous lines of black and white, solid and simple, in which Chris forever wears an identifying stripy scarf, and the bad guys, like Chico with his dark-ringed eyes and widow’s peak, have the decency to look like villains.
May 21, 2018
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