Midnight Runner

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    Midnight Runner

    Der Läufer

    Directed by

    Switzerland

    2018

    92 min

    • German

    Drama

    Jonas Widmer, one of the best runners in Switzerland, is focussed on participating in the Olympic games. Besides sports, Jonas is also a successful cook and plans to move in with his girlfriend, Simone. But Jonas's perfect life is increasingly disturbed by memories of his late brother. He starts leading a tragic double life, robbing young women at night. Based on a true story.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Mention - Zurich FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Max Hubacher
    Annina Euling
    Luna Wedler
    Sylvie Rohrer
    Christophe Sermet
    Saladin Dellers
    Screenplay
    Stefan Staub
    Cinematography
    Gaëtan Varone
    Editing
    Christof Schertenleib
    Sales
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    Production
    CONTRAST FILM

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    Hannes Baumgartner

    Hannes Baumgartner

    Switzerland

    Hannes Baumgartner studied cinema at the F+F School of Art and Design and at Zurich University of the Arts. He has directed the short films MEIN BESTER FREUND (2007), THE GIRL WITH THE HOTDOG (2008), TOTER MANN (2009) and TENERIFFA (2012), winner of the Zurich Film Award and selected for film festivals including the Max Ophüls Prize en Saarbrucken and the International Film Festival Winterthur. DER LÄUFER (MIDNIGHT RUNNER) is his first feature film