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Midnight Runner

Midnight Runner

Der Läufer
An intensity that amazes and frightens.

Presented in the New Directors section at San Sebastián and at Zurich Film Festivals, Hannes Baumgartner’s acclaimed debut is a methodical portrait of toxic masculinity, inspired by the true story of the "midnight murderer" who made head- lines in the 1990s.

In a captivating and unnerving performance, rising Swiss star Max Hubacher (also lead in The Captain) plays Jonas Widmer, one of the leading long- distance runners in Switzerland with an ambition to compete in the Olympics. Despite a difficult childhood and the recent suicide of his brother, Jonas is leading a successful life as a text-book overachiever. However, when Jonas loses his title during a home race, a primordial desire that has long been meticulously and painfully kept at a distance simmers to the surface.

Please note the film screens in German with English subtitles.

2018 | 92 min | Drama | Switzerland
Director: Hannes Baumgartner
Cast: Max Hubacher, Annina Euling, Sylvie Rohrer, Christophe Sermet, Saladin Dellers
Swiss German with English subtitles
18+ (exemption)
Best Film, Zurich Film Awards 2018