Chronicle of a Forgotten Death

Chronique d'une mort oubliée

Kronika zapomenuté smrti

Photography: Grégory Pédat
Editing: Thomas Queille, Kevin Queille
Sound: Nicoals Binggeli
Music: Kevin Queille
Color: Colour
Language: French

The film’s investigation of the death of Michel Christen, who, forgotten, fell through the cracks in the system, becomes an indictment of a society incapable of taking care of its dead. A chimney sweep, volunteer fire fighter, husband, father, and later a heavy alcoholic, Christen died of severe illness in a social flat and was considered missing for 28 months. How can a man die, forgotten by all? The film uncovers the circumstances of an unreported death, revealing the advanced state of decay of an impassive Swiss society.  

Festival edition: 2012
Sections: Special Events
Exhibition format: HDCAM
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: cz


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard