Chris the Swiss

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Through a meticulous and courageous investigation that intertwines facts and misdeeds, sensations and the foreboding, Chris the Swiss highlights the contagious folly that devours the hearts and brains of those who experience war first-hand.

Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

Kofmel cites Joshua Oppenheimer's 2012 Oscar nominee THE ACT OF KILLING as a format inspiration on her debut feature, with its stylized visuals and dramatized reconstructions. But a closer parallel might be Ari Folman's 2008 animated WALTZ WITH BASHIR, which also weaves a painfully personal story into a wider wartime backdrop. This is stirring, suspenseful and technically accomplished work.

The Hollywood Reporter

A compelling and artistic hybrid of memoir, biographical documentary and general discussion of why young men feel their pulses quicken at the idea of fighting in a foreign war.

Variety

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