VOLTAFILM

THE LIFE BEFORE DEATH

TITLE: THE LIFE BEFORE DEATH
CATEGORY: Documentary
YEAR: 2018
DURATION: 107min
LANGUAGE: CH-deutsch

WITH: Armin Gloor, Goffredo Frei und Filippo Togni
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Gregor Frei
CAMERA: Goffredo Frei,
Gregor Frei, Simon Guy Fässler, Aladin Hasic
EDITOR: Stephan Heiniger, Katharina Bhend

PRODUCER: hiddenframe,
Gregor Frei
CO-PRODUCER: Voltafilm,
Romana Lanfranconi, Simon Weber

"70 is enough!”, Armin Gloor says and takes his life into his own hands.

Godi and Armin, two retired Swiss Germans, live in an abandoned village in Ticino. Despite of all their differences, the both become neighbouring friends. Godi renovates dilapidated buildings and does handicraft in experimental art. Armin lives by himself in a big villa and announces that he’ll end his life with 70 years of age. Godi struggles with Armin’s decision: Is one aloud to just die, without any reason?
Godi’s son Gregor tries to mediate, interposes and documents the stirring discussion.

A unique documentary like an intimate play in a small mountain village in Ticino.