«HALF-TIME» | a film by zurbruegg & hudecek
nominated for Rose d’Or 2009
Multicoloured, multilayered, adventurous – a very personal view of two neighbouring countries: Switzerland and Austria. The singer and film-maker Christina Zurbrügg has spent half her life in Switzerland, the other half in Austria. She now has arrived in the middle of life. HALF TIME, that is. Reason enough to lightheartedly ponder about one’s life – and about life itself.
The words she most often heard in Austria were: “Oh, your name is Zurbrügg like the ski-racer … ” About the most important export from Switzerland to Austria: The Habsburg family that was driven away by the Swiss people. And furthermore: the Swiss collection of relics and a little lexicon for everyday use about “Weggli” and “Semmel”, “Herrgöttli” and “Pfiff”, “Wienerli” and “Berner Würstel”.
with: Christina Zurbrügg, Lisa Fischer, Thomas Fischer, Franz Hohler, Oscar Knapp, Richard Weihs
Austria-Switzerland 2008, German/Schwyzerdütsch, color/b&w, 16:9, 61 min. DigiBeta