52nd edition


Fortnight 1973, Feature film, 100'


Caspar is searching for his own identity. He travels (flees) to a foreign country whose civilisation and standard of living appear minimal. In a small village lyinf in a bay on the sea, he observes the life of the poverty-stricken population. He learns the conditions for independance. The village is controlled by a troop of uniformed men and terrorised by the legend of an island facing the bay. Caspar’s questions about the signifiance of the island are met with frightened silence from the inhabitants of the village. Caspar’s behaviour loses him the love of Maria and the trust of the population. He leaves the village. During the ritual of loading a boat with food taken from the inhabitants for delivery to the island, Caspar is discovered. Hunted by the men in uniform and the villagers, he flees to the island, and uncovers the background to the legend.


  • Anestis Giouroussi
  • Frangoulis Francoulis
  • Fred Tanner
  • Markus Mislin
  • Werner Lässer


X.Koller et Hans Schmidt

Hans Liechti

Jonas C. Haefeli


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