Saturday, August 8 • 4:45pm - 6:05pm
Spotlight on Swiss Film presented by Swissnex Boston: "How (Not) To Rob A Train", "Dog Men", "The Gold Watch", "Coup de Grâce", "SCRABBLE", "Lothar"

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How (Not) To Rob A Train | Directed by Anna Maguire | 4 min. Comedy/Western/Adventure | United Kingdom/Canada, 2014. US premiere. 
Never forget how to play make believe games. Or tie your friend to (disused) railway tracks in the name of fun. Or plant (cardboard) explosives on said tracks to steal lots and lots of money from a (2D) train. Or save the boy you love from certain (?) death. Always remember how (not) to rob a train.

Dog Men | Directed by Mirko Bischofberger and Dario Bischofberger | 1 hour and 2 min. Western/Science Fiction | Switzerland, 2014. World premiere. 
In a not-too-distant future only a few homo sapiens are left. Struggling for survival they are forced to live from hunting the last remaining animals in the peripheral ruins of an advanced human civilization. But they are unaware of being stalked themselves by a mysterious scanner. A science-fiction story about hunting and being hunted, about extinction and survival, about dogs - and men. 

The Gold Watch | Directed by Joachim Nakagawa Stråning | 7 min. Comedy | Switzerland, 2014. 
A tired middle-aged man walks into a grocery store and finds a magic pocket watch, with it he manages to stop time. He realizes that he can do whatever he wants and chooses to steal groceries from the store.

Coup de Grâce | Directed by Pascal Glatz | 8 min. Comedy | Switzerland, 2015. World premiere. 
At a remote mountain lake a bound man with cemented shoes is being dragged to the water by two other men and his request for a coup de grace escalates into a clash. 

SCRABBLE | Directed by Cristian Sulser | 12 min. Thriller | Switzerland, 2014. 
'Scrabble' addresses the secret desire to break out of the routine of a loveless relationship and illuminates with irony the depths of humanity behind a traditional facade - using a simple board game.

Lothar | Directed by Luca Zuberbühler | 13 min. Comedy | Switzerland, 2013.
Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world. One day, an accident happens. Despite of all the care taken, he breaks his beloved toaster, an early gift from his mother. The broken toaster compels him to leave his residence. Shortly after taking the risk, Lothar runs the world into great danger.

Saturday August 8, 2015 4:45pm - 6:05pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

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