Islander

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    Islander

    Directed by

    Switzerland

    2018

    92 min

    • French
    • Spanish
    • German

    Documentary

    In 1877 a Swiss aristocrat, Alfred von Rodt, became the governor of the remote Chilean island that gave birth to the legend of Robinson Crusoe. Exiled from his country and family, Von Rodt strived to build a utopian “little kingdom” until his death, but failed and lost his entire fortune. The film tells the story of this outcast through the lives of his descendants, who today seek political autonomy and a preservation of their indigenous identity.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Mathieu Amalric
    Screenplay
    Stéphane Goël
    Antoine Jaccoud
    Cinematography
    Joakim Chardonnens
    Music
    Sara Oswald
    Sales
    SWEET SPOT DOCS
    Production
    ASSOCIATION CLIMAGE
    Production
    RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE RTS
    Stéphane Goël

    Stéphane Goël

    Switzerland

    Stéphane Goël was born in 1965 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has worked as an editor and independent director since 1985. He lived and worked in New York between 1987 and 1993. Directed several artistic and experimental videos before moving on to full-fledged documentaries. He also works as a director and reporter for Swiss Public Television.

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