Swiss movies always have a BAD reputation - and usually they deserve so! EXKLUSIV however was made by a bunch of young movie lovers who put their sweat, spare time and money in a project they believed in. The result is a fast going low budget media-thriller which is surprisingly entertaining. It's the story of two tabloid reporters that get too involved in a mystery murder series. The usual Swiss movies storyline "father-hits-child-on-a-mountain-top-and-gets-it-after-for-good" is completely missing here. And it's about time! For years Swiss films where produced for a small audience with special interests. EXKLUSIV on the other hand may very well have some potential on the international independent market. It was produced without any financial help from the government, which is absolutely new for Switzerland. So, here we have a movie which is made for a younger American-oriented audience, but is still undeniably Swiss.
Let's hope that other young filmmakers will follow Florian Froschmayers brave example and finally produce some movies which keep you awake for two hours. EXKLUSIV is the proof: It can be done - even in Switzerland!
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