A new type of sports hero is born in this warm-hearted, fast-paced comedy from the writer/director of 2012 PSIFF audience favorite The Sandman.
After losing a large sum of money belonging to his employer on what should have been a sure bet, sad-sack high school German teacher Balz Naef needs to replace the funds pronto. Taking inspiration from the streaker who distracted his heavily favored soccer team, he starts recruiting and training exhibitionists for illegal sports betting. His enterprising hairdresser lays out odds for punters to wager on the length of time a naked runner can stay on the field and shares the proceeds with Naef. Although streaking becomes a trendy new sport in Switzerland, the soccer club owners are furious and Police Commissioner Sandra Strebel takes on the case.
This witty and humorous romp offers excellent scripting and direction and, er, revealing performances from a seasoned cast.
Best of Show, Accolade Global Film competition
|Original Language Title:||Flitzer|
|Running Time:||93 minutes|
|Producers:||Peter Luisi, David Luisi|
|Principal Cast:||Beat Schlatter, Bendrit Bajra, Doro Müggler, Luna Wedler, Una Rusca|
|Editor:||John von Ascheraden|
|Music:||Martin Skalsky, Michael Duss, Christian Schlumpf|
|Screenwriter:||Peter Luisu, Beat Schlatter|