Director : Dominik Locher/Switzerland/85/Swiss German/2017

When Jessy tells David she’s pregnant, he breaks out in panic. A few days later the two are assaulted in the city train, and when David realises he is unable to protect his girlfriend, his fears of inadequacy as a man take hold. Frantic, he resorts to steroids and begins with excessive strength training. Initially, the muscles give him self-confidence. Within a short time, however, David develops erratic behaviour and becomes a threat to Jessy and the unborn child.

Director and Screenplay : Dominik Locher Producer : Dario Schoch , Rajko Jazbec DoP : Gabriel Lobos Editor : Rebecca Trösch Music : Matteo Pagmici Sound Design : Jacques Kieffer Cast : David Sven Schelker, Jessy Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Ludo José Barros , Mirko Tim Bettermann

Awards/Festivals Locarno Festival Concorso Internazionale