Short, 25', 2009 

Extract from the script:

Christoph walks along the alley, deep in thoughts. He turns around the corner and sees her. She stands there, at the other end of the alley. They walk towards each other and stop, as they stand close to each other, both surprised. She smiles. And Christoph walks away.

Christoph, 30, just returned from a long travel through Europe. He wanted to change, fill his mind with new experiences and escape his boring everday life. But he hasn't experienced anything. Everything stayed as it was before. And in one magical moment he encountered as he met a young woman in Paris, he didn't had the courage to do anything. He gets haunted by his missed chance - until he meets her again. Is he able, to overcome his limitations this time?

With "Retour", we experienced an amazing time on set. Countless creative minds put in months of work, to finish a demanding and intensive movie. We captured a unique atmosphere on film to tell the momentum of a paralyzed youth. But as we started the post production, it became obvious how immature and badly crafted my script was. What a situation! How unfair towards all the colleagues who invested themselves over all those months! So this short, even though it was made perfectly on set, sadly remains unfinished due to a poor script.


Cast: Yannick Schmuki, Salvatore Greco, Barbara Kallenberg, Ines Grey, Utz Bodamer, Lisa Brühlmann, René Grünenfelder, Michèle Hirsig, Francisco Medianero, Ariane Pochon, Pierre Roger, Anton Schumann, David Schussegger, Silvia Steidinger, Jonas Singer

Director: Simon Helbling und Luca Faes

Written by: Simon Helbling

Director of Photography: Daryl Hefti

Production Manager: Oliver Schmuki

Camera Operator: Louis Golay

Camera Assitant: Andi Meyer

Stedicam Operator: Lukas Franz

Gaffer: Michael Grob

Set Design: Nina Staub

Editors: Thomas Hofstetter, Luca Faes, Louis Golay, Simon Helbling

Set Design Assistant: Odine Corallo

Set Photography: Daniel Schär

Post Production: Laura Poisson

Boom Operator: Timon Furrer

Production Sound Mixer: Victor Fernandez

Music: Victor Fernandez

Assistant Production Manager: Robin Niehoff

Make-Up Artist: Letizia Abbatiello

Assistant Production Manager: Matthias Hartmann



Shot in Zurich, Post Production in Zurich und Berlin