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War (2014)

Chrieg (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 28 April 2016 (Germany)
The world is against Fifteen-year-old Matteo. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. One night two men carry him off: sent to a remote alp, where he is forced to spend the summer working hard.

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Simon Jaquemet

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Simon Jaquemet
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Credited cast:
Rahel Ammann Rahel Ammann ... Prostitute
Andrew Bews Andrew Bews ... First Man in Porsche
Reikon Devour Reikon Devour ... Kid
Naomi Ernst Naomi Ernst ... Kid
Patric Gehrig Patric Gehrig ... Social Worker
Sascha Gisler Sascha Gisler ... Dion
Veton Hamza ... Kid
Mike Inglin Mike Inglin ... Matteo's Baby Brother
Jyrki Kakko Jyrki Kakko ... Driver
Thomas Korak Thomas Korak ... Second Man in Porsche
John Leuppi John Leuppi ... Matteo's Father
Benjamin Lutzke Benjamin Lutzke ... Matteo
Anna-Katharina Müller Anna-Katharina Müller ... Pyschologist
Ivana Nicolic Ivana Nicolic ... Prostitute
Yiannis Pennetta Yiannis Pennetta ... Kid
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The whole world is against Fifteen-year-old Matteo. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. One night his parents send him to a remote boot camp in Swiss Alps, where he is forced to spend the summer working hard. When Matteo arrives on the alp, a surprise awaits him.

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Swiss Boot Camp Drama
28 January 2017 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Chrieg –'War' is a Swiss film about 15 year old Matteo, he is at the awkward age where he just seems to get everything wrong – short on friends but long on stupid ideas he finally pushes his parents too far. They react like most balanced people and decide to send him to a Boot Camp – nice.

He gets taken off and once he arrives find it is in the middle of nowhere and run by an old man who is more keen on the bottle than any sort or rehabilitation and the inmates are left to their own devices. Devoid of control they give free rein to their dark sides and Matteo is swept up in it.

Now this is an independent effort and in Swiss German – a language I am not familiar with but there are many parallels to German. The story is one that keeps you guessing and the actors are all really good – especially so when it relies on a predominantly young cast. There is violence and scenes of a sexual nature but nothing 'hard core' as it were. I actually thought it was a very good effort indeed and was glued to the screen for the most part so this is one I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a coming of age story – but a story with one foot rooted in criminality.


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Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German

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28 April 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Alpejski bunt See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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