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Coby

by Christian Sonderegger International Documentary Film / Competition

„Changing has consequences, not changing also has consequences.“
Jacob is living a regular life in Ohio along with his partner Sara. Nothing points towards the fact that a couple of years ago Jacob used to be a woman. His ‘former self’, Susanna, was 23 when she told her parents that she wanted to be the man that she always felt she was. Her long path to change was as disruptive for her loved-ones as it was for ‘Coby’ himself; since the very first injection of testosterone, she kept a meticulous YouTube journal. Filmmaker Christian Sonderegger, Jacob’s half brother, weaves that impressive video material with clips of various family members to create a fascinatingly intimate portrait of an incredibly strong person who changes to remain the same. The film becomes a metaphor for human adaptability to (seemingly) vast changes.


  • Genre: DOC: Portrait
  • Country, Year: France, 2017
  • Runtime: 77 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Christian Sonderegger
  • Cast: Jacob Hunt, Sara Mound, Ellen Hunt, Willard Hunt, Andrew Hunt
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  • Screenplay: Christian Sonderegger
  • Cinematography: Georgi Lazarevski
  • Editor: Camille Toubkis
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  • Producer: Moïra Chappedelaine Vautier
  • Co-Producer: Marie-Castille Mention Schaar
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  • Production Companies: Ciaofilm, Willow Films
  • World Sales: Alpha Violet
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