Swiss director Reto Caffi.

Swiss director Reto Caffi.

This Swiss film is such a great example of all we’ve been talking about, I thought I’d wrap up our short films unit with it. Pretty good film, isn’t it? It was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 in the live-action short film category.
As for the assignment, log in to our Canvas page for this class and you’ll see it there.

SUPPLEMENTAL:

  • Here’s a link to a brief synopsis of the film.
  • Here’s a great interview with Reto Caffi where he speaks about the film.
  • Trailer Auf der Strecke (On the line) from Reto Caffi on Vimeo.
  • There’s a YouTube playlist of the film below broken into three parts, but there are no English subtitles. Still, it’s useful for examining the technical production.

Here’s a link to the full film with subtitles in English from Vimeo. It actually takes you to director Reto Caffi’s page on Vimeo, then you’ll just have to find “Auf der Strecke (On the Line)” in the list. Enjoy!