Reisender Krieger (1981) DVD5 2008 Director's Cut
This is a portrait of a man and of a country, as he travels through it. The film depicts a week in the life of a travelling cosmetics salesman, inspired by Homer’s “Odyssey” and James Joyce’s “Ulysses”.
Schocher described the film as a "staged documentary or a documentary feature film". While the film follows stations and themes from the Odyssey, transferring them "to our country and our civilisation", a large part also consists of documentary shoots, showing places and landscapes in German-speaking Switzerland. Reisender Krieger was filmed without written dialogue, without artificial light, and using just a hand-held camera.

The original cut had a length of 195 minutes. Schocher's director's cut of 2008 is at 142 minutes considerably shorter. In 2015, the director's cut was published on DVD.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 02:21:25 | 4.19 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais
Genre: Drama, Documentary, Experimental

Director: Christian Schocher
Cast: Barbla Bischoff, Bendi Burger, Marianne Huber
Country: Switzerland

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