Feature Film / Switzerland / 100 min
Producer Hesse Film, Simon Hesse
Associate Producer 8horses, Lorenz Merz
Writer & Director Lorenz Merz
Cinematographer Fabian Kimoto
Production Design Nicole Hoesli
Costumes Laura Locher
Make-up Tanya Maria Kohler
Sound Patrick Becker
Line Producer Andrea Blaser
Assistant Director Joel Glatz
Editing Lorenz Merz
Gabriel Pablo Caprez
Jamie Art Blaca
Corry Ella Rumpf
Joel Tonatiuh Radzi
Zoé Luna Wedler
Mother of Zoé Lolita Chammah
Mother of Gabriel Nina Hesse Bernhard
Estimated completion date – June 2019
A Hesse Film Production
In Co-Production with:
SRF Swiss Televison / Milan Film /
Suisseimage / SRG/SSR Succès passage antenne /
Focal / FOC Federal Office of Culture / Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL / ZFS Zurich Film Foundation
Ascot Elite AG
043 819 20 25
Gabriel takes care of his two year-old son Jamie. On a delirious summer night, Gabriel’s best friend Joel presents his enigmatic girlfriend Cory. The three break-into a zoo and encounter a magnificent giraffe. In their irrational state, they release the Giraffe together with a group of wild animals.
Gabriel and Cory fall in love, while in town a state of emergency is declared. Gabriel is torn between freedom and his responsibility as a father.
When Joel finds out about the betrayal, he reveals the truth to Cory about Gabriel’s tumultuous real life. Theres not only a child, theres also the unpredictable mother of the child Zoé.
In the midst of exhilarating street riots caused by the spreading animals, Gabriel fights for Corys life existential feelings - indeed their conection is bigger than themselfs and his child no obstacle. But Jamie is taken in custody while Joel, deeply hurt, speeds up on his motorbike and causes a paradox accident.