SWITZERLAND – 2017 – 85 MIN – DRAMA – GERMAN / SWISS GERMAN – DCP
Original title: GOLIATH
A film by Dominic Locher
Gentle gestures, passionate gazes: separated from the rest of the world, young David and Jessy live in a simple two-room apartment in the suburbs. Their love is put to the test when Jessy unintentionally gets pregnant and the thought of becoming a father causes David to panic. Things worsen when, a few days later, they are attacked in a suburban train and David is unable to protect his girlfriend. David’s fear of not being man enough is confirmed and in desperation, he starts to inject anabolic steroids getting into excessive power training. His newly acquired muscles initially help him to feel strong and confident but the effects of the steroids soon turn negative having irreparable consequences.
Original language: GERMAN/SWISS GERMAN
Produced by: CognitoFilms
Festival del Film Locarno 2017
Storytelling has always played a central role in the life of Dominik Locher. He is the son of a construction worker and a disability care worker and grew up with his two sisters. At the age of 17, he first went to Russia and later to the USA. Back in Zurich, he staged his first plays. 2013 saw the release of his first feature film. Ambition, uncertainty and longing for warmth play a central role in his works. Dominik Locher is married to filmmaker Lisa Brühlmann.