a film by Mohammed Soudani
Switzerland 2007, Beta Digital, 94′ and 104′, o.v. Italian, sub. French/German/English

Festivals & Prizes

IFFI – Internationales Film Festival Innsbruck 2008 – International competition
Solothurner Filmtage 2008 – in competition for the Public Award
21. edition of FIPA-Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Biarritz 2008 – International competition


Max is from a well-to-do family in Lugano and seems to have recovered from his gambling addiction and self destructive behavior. Then Max meets Ilir, a young asylum seeker from Albania whose father was once a spy for the Albanian dictatorship. An unlikely friendship grows between them as they go through various ups and downs in their love lives: Ilir’s Columbian fiancée Blanca has left her country and survived a family tragedy, whilst Alex’s passionate love for Max may be her downfall.


Pietro Sermonti, Genti Kame, Jacqueline Lustig, Stefania Rivi
Mohammed Soudani
Amka Films Productions in collaboration with RSI - Swiss Television
With the support of:
Federal Office of Culture (DFI), FilmPlus of Italian Switzerland, Television Fund Srl, Republic and Canton of Ticino
Swiss distribution:
Amka Films Distribution