A Decent Man

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    A Decent Man

    Nichts passiert

    Directed by

    Switzerland

    2015

    92 min

    • German

    Drama

    What do you do when you know about a crime that hasn’t yet been committed? Although his wife, Martina, has no time and his daughter, Jenny, no interest, Thomas, an amiable man in his mid-forties, has resolved to take a relaxing skiing holiday in the Swiss Alps. Things are made more complicated than usual this year when they are joined by Sarah, his manager’s daughter. In the hope that the two 15-year-old girls will get on, Thomas allows them – despite his wife’s scepticism – to spend the evening at a party in the village. The night has irrevocable consequences for both Sarah and Thomas, who is the only other person who knows what has happened. Instead of tackling the problem, Thomas chooses to avoid it – and becomes increasingly entwined in a web of half-truths and outright lies. He is prepared to do anything to find a ‘peaceful’ solution – by force, if necessary.

    Awards

    • Best Script (Micha Lewinsky), Best Female Actress (Annina Walt) - Prix du Cinéma Suisse

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    Credits

    Cast
    David Striesow
    Maren Eggert
    Annina Walt
    Lotte Becker
    Stephane Maeder
    Max Hubacher
    Screenplay
    Micha Lewinsky
    Cinematography
    Pierre Mennel
    Editing
    Gion-Reto Killias
    Music
    Marcel Blatti
    Production
    PLAN B FILM GMBH
    Micha Lewinsky

    Micha Lewinsky

    Switzerland

    Born in 1972 in Kassel, Germany, Micha Lewinsky grew up in Switzerland. Since 2000 he has worked as a screenwriter and since 2005 also as a film director. In 2008, he was awarded the Swiss Film Prize for Best Fiction Film for DER FREUND.