Unlikely Heroes

Schweizer Helden


Friday, Nov. 6 at 4:10pm
Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4:00pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Sabine is slightly down on her luck: Her kids are on vacation without her, her husband has left her, and things aren’t going very well at work. To distract herself from those problems, Sabine decides to volunteer at a refugee camp over Christmas, working with the residents on a play about William Tell for a performance on New Year’s. While Sabine concentrates on directing the group, the asylum seekers cope with more than a few of their own significant difficulties: staying in the country, dealing with love and family, and, of course, learning the German language. One woman, 11 asylum seekers, and just a few days to put on a play: Will they be ready in time for the curtain call? Finding cathartic comedy in an undeniably serious topic, “Unlikely Heroes” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival, where applause erupted several times during its premiere.

Switzerland , 2014, 94 min., Swiss German & German

Directed by

Peter Luisi

Film Category

International Spotlight