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5 Ratings


Directed by Marcel Gisler
Switzerland, 2014
Documentary, Biography


Electroboy charts the turbulent history of the life and family of Florian Burkhardt, who fled difficult circumstances to travel the world in search of glory and reward. His journey is a fantastical quest to establish his identity, one that ends in fear and disenchantment…

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Electroboy Directed by Marcel Gisler

Awards & Festivals

Swiss Film Award

2015 | 2 wins including: Best Editing

2015 | Nominee: Best Music

Munich International Documentary Festival

2015 | Winner: Audience Award

What are people saying?

  • riraru's rating of the film Electroboy

    Die Doku ist zeitweise so intim, dass das Zuschauen unangenehm wird; "Das geht mich doch nichts an", dachte ich, war dann aber erst recht gebannt … Und was schließlich das Filmen an sich auslöst – dass auch der Regisseur zum Protagonisten wird (was ja nach allgemeiner Auffassung bloß nicht sein darf), – ist großartig anzuschauen. Auch er verläßt damit seinen Käfig.

  • Superfrog's rating of the film Electroboy

    quasi-mockumentary, conveys the pain of the character in a surprising ways. The story telling is good as well as some of the camerawork and composition. In the end, not that enticing a piece but a rather honest (in its fictional dishonesty).

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