Swiss series from yesterday, Fascht e Familie, Switzerland, Videostill
Saturday, 29 April
Filmhaus Basel Gerbergässlein 29, 4051 Basel
1 p.m., public presentation of the workshop
kult.kino atelier Island | Belgien
2 pm Clan (2012 Belgium) 1 episode of 45 min Introduction: Ann Mayer On Apple TV, a remake under ‘Bad Sisters’
The early death of their parents has welded the five Goethals sisters Eva, Veerle, Birgit, Rebekka and Goedele so closely together that they perceive themselves as a family clan. Blood is thicker than water – the Goethals against the rest of the world. But when Veerle marries the obnoxious Jean-Claude, the clan seems to disintegrate. The remaining four sisters cannot accept that. Jean-Claude must disappear. Forever. The perfect plan is quickly devised, and he finally seems to have tragically taken his own life …
Original title Clan (Remake: ‹Bad Sisters›) Idea, script Malin-Sarah Gozin Cast Barbara Sarafian, Kristine Van Pellicom, Ruth Becquart, Maaike Neuville, Inge Paulussen, Dirk Roofthooft, Robbie Cleiren, Geert Van Rampelberg Producers Bert Hamelinck, Frank Van Passel & Ivy Vanhaecke Duration 1 season of 10 episodes Country of production Belgium Year of production 2012
2.55 pm Blackport (2021 Iceland) Drama, 1 episode of 45 min Introduction: Ann Mayer
Set in the 1980s in a small Icelandic fishing village, the story follows a married couple, Harpa and Grimur, who along with their childhood friends build a small fishing empire thanks to the introduction of the fishing quota system in the country. But the struggle for power deeply corrupts the couple, resulting in a feud of jealousy, greed and betrayal.
Original title Verbúðin Directors Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson Script Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mikael Torfason Producers Nana Alfredsdóttir, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson Language Icelandic / engl. subtitles Duration 1 season of 8 episodes Production Vesturport | ARTE F | RUV, Turbine Studios Country of productions Iceland Year of production 2021 Streaming ARTE until End of May 2023
Swiss series from yesterday
4 pm Die 6 Kummerbuben (1968)
The six wild sons of the construction henchman Kummer forget for once their pranks and fight with combined forces for the preservation of their simple house.
Original title Die 6 Kummerbuben Director Franz Schnyder Script Franz Schnyder, Rosemarie Winterberg Production Franz Schnyder Original language Bernese German Duration 13 episodes of 27 min First run 1968
4.30 pm Motel (1984)
Motel is one of the most successful Swiss television series from the 1980s and was first broadcast during 1984. The scene was a motel in Egerkingen in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. The episodes were filmed while the motel was running. Since July 2020, SRF has been broadcasting all episodes as repeats on SRF 1 and making them available on the Internet.
Original title Motel Duration 40 episodes of 23 min Theme music Dire Straits: ‹Telegraph Road› Production SRF First run January 1984
5 pm Fascht e Familie (1994)
Four completely different people live together in one house. The crazy shared apartment feels connected to each other, because all residents fight against a nasty real estate agent who threatens their home with his intrigues.
Original title Fascht e Familie Idea/script Charles Lewinsky Producer Gérard Ruddies Music Marco Stöcklin, Hot Lines Dixieband Language Swiss German Duration 100 episodes of 25 min in 5 seasons Production Videcom First run November 1994 to October 1999
4.30 pm Lüthi und Blanc (1999)
Often apostrophized in the media as a ‘chocolate soap’, the TV series has all the characteristics of a classic soap opera. It contains different storylines that revolve around the fate of the families around the headstrong chocolate factory patron Jean-Jacques Blanc (Hans Heinz Moser), his wife Johanna (Linda Geiser), their daughter Catherine (Isabelle von Siebenthal) and their son-in-law and Catherine‘s husband Martin Lüthi (Hans Schenker). The antagonist of the Lüthi and Blanc clan and villain of the series is the opaque, scheming banker and illegitimate son of Blanc, Michael Frick (Gilles Tschudi).
Original title Lüthi und Blanc Idea Katja Früh Production Peter-Christian Fueter Theme music Martin Schenkel feat. Tamy ‘Wenn immer’ Languages Swiss German / French Duration 288 episodes of 25 min in 8 seasons First Run October 1999 to May 2007
6 pm Serienquiz Compiled by Olaf Jäggy, Moderation: Ann Mayer
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6 pm Raclette in the courtyard of the Filmhaus
Before the binge watching of ‘Tschugger’ the necessary refreshment in the form of a raclette (portion for Fr. 10.-)
‘Tschugger’ revolves around the Valais police officer Bax (David Constantin), who has his best days behind him. His last success, which brought him media attention and the status of a police hero, was years ago. His girlfriend has also left him. His police partner Pirmin (Dragan Vujic) is not cool enough for him. He would rather work for a special unit of the federal police – and believes that Annette Brotz (Anna Rossinelli), who has been ordered to Valais by the Fedpol, is here to recruit him for it. In short: for Bax, the world is a projection screen of his own inadequacy. Bax acts as if he were the protagonist in a Hollywood movie. With his overzealousness to catch the next big case, he gives his colleagues cause for some ridicule. Until he and the whole police station – especially the Zurich intern Smetterling (Cedric Schild) – fall into chaos. (Robin Schwarz, filmbulletin, 1.12.2021)
Original title Tschugger Idea David Constantin, Mats Frey Directed by Johannes Bachmann, David Constantin, Urs Fitze, Baptiste Planche, Leandro Russo Script Johannes Bachmann, Mats Frey, Rafael Kistler Production Sophie Toth Languages Valais Germain / German Duration 10 episodes of 30 min in 2 seasons First run November 2021