• Einfach leben
  • Einfach leben
  • Einfach leben
  • Einfach leben
  • Einfach leben
  • Einfach leben

Einfach leben

by Hans Haldimann Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria / Competition

Is it possible to live a life completely independent of social and economic constraints, wholly at one with nature? In the picturesque mountains of Val Lavizzara in Ticino, several individuals have come together to form a cooperative society and live such a life. There is a plethora of chores to be done on the farm: animals to feed, fields to plough and tree trunks to be chopped. As the year progresses, more and more issues surface dividing the younger and older residents: how much technology is acceptable? How much compromise is necessary and reasonable? Is the amount of work done in balance with the results gained?
Along with a poetic gaze, director Hans Haldimann also shows the sometimes extraordinarily complicated side to a ‘simple’ self-sufficient life. This may be far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but there are just as many problems to be faced.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2016
  • Runtime: 99 Min
  • Languages: Swiss German, German
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Hans Haldimann
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  • Cinematography: Hans Haldimann
  • Editor: Mirjam Krakenberger
  • Sound: Hans Haldimann
  • Music: Daniel Almada
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  • Producers: Adrienne Theimer, Hans Haldimann
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  • Production Company: Haldimann Filmproduktion
  • Swiss Distribution: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH
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