Un Juif Pour L'Exemple

Switzerland 2017

Synopsis

April 1942. The war seems far away in the small Swiss town of Payerne. Yet the local economy is weak, people are malcontent. The cafes are full of sinister characters. Garage owner Fernand Ischi and his men have sworn fealty to the Nazi Party. They dream of catching Adolf Hitler’s attention.
On April 16, the next local cattle fair will take place and Arthur Bloch, a livestock dealer, will attend. That is the day a Jew will be killed as an example.

Biography

Born 1963 in Lydney, Great Britain. Joint Swiss and British citizenship. 1980-82 Works as art and film critic in Switzerland. 1982-85 Attends NYU (New York University), Institute of Film and Television. 1985 Receives BFA from NYU. Has directed numerous documentaries and reports for Radio Television Suisse (RTS).


Filmography:

2017 CECI N’EST PAS UN TABLEAU
2016 UN JUIF POUR L'EXEMPLE
2012 LEÇON DE MATHÉMATIQUE
2010 JE PENSE À ALAIN TANNER
2007 1 JOURNÉE
2005 LE RÊVE DU DRAGON
2004 LE RÊVE
2002 AIME TON PÈRE
2001 CONCURRENCES DELOYALES (NESTOR BURMA)
2000 PANIQUE À SAINT PATRICK (NESTOR BURMA)
2000 ROMAIN & JAMILA (JOSEPHINE ANGE GARDIEN)
1999 UN CADEAU: LA VIE – (COLLECTION «LE DEVENIR DE L'HOMME»)
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Jacob Berger

Written by : Jacob Berger, Aude Py, Michel Fessler

Produced by : Ruth Waldburger

Director of Photography : Luciano Tovoli

Editor : Sarah Anderson

Production Design : Yan Arlaud

Costume Design : Leonie Zykan

Sound Design : Gabriel Hafner, François Musy

Main Cast : Bruno Ganz (Arthur Bloch), André Wilms (Jacques Chessex), Aurélien Patouillard (Fernand Ischi)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2017