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The Innocent

The Innocent

Der Unschuldige
Dreamy and bewildering... purposely enigmatic and consistently compelling.

Ruth works in a neuroscience research lab as well as being an extremely devoted Christian who is married with two children. She is also a woman with a long-buried past. Almost two decades before, Ruth was forced to build a new life after her former lover Andi was jailed for a crime that she never believed he committed. Now he has been released and has entered back into her life – or has he?

Competing in San Sebastián and Toronto Film Festivals, Swiss director Simon Jaquemet’s psychological thriller boldly approaches spiritualism with a scepticism that both challenges and embraces people’s capacity to believe. Paired with an intensely electric soundtrack, it is a striking depiction of a woman battling to reconcile everything she once knew, with all that she now believes.

Please note the film screens in German with English subtitles.

2018 | 114 min | Drama | Switzerland, Germany
Director: Simon Jaquemet
Cast: Judith Hofmann, Naomi Scheiber, Christian Kaiser
Swiss German with English subtitles
18+ (exemption)
Best Film, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018 Platform Prize,Toronto International Film Festival 2018 Best Film, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Swiss Film Prize 2019