• Azor
  • Azor
  • Azor
by Andreas Fontana Focus Competition

In 1980, in the midst of the Argentine military dictatorship, Swiss private banker Yvan De Wiel travels to Buenos Aires with his wife. His banking partner René, who had previously been responsible for Argentine clients, can no longer be found. Following his tracks and contacts, Yvan descends deeper and deeper into the decadent world of the upper class, where he is invited to elegant luxury hotels or stately country estates. But the accumulated evidence shows that René has been involved in shady dealings with dangerous and powerful associates. And Yvan already has one foot in their door. Sharply observed and calmly told, the financial thriller AZOR leads us into the abysses of the banking world and morality.

About the director(s)

Andreas Fontana was born in Geneva in 1882. He moved to Buenos Aires to work as a production assistant after completing his studies in literature. He studied for a master’s degree in film production at the ECAL in Lausanne and the HEAD in Geneva. His first short film COTONOV VANISHED was a Visions du Réel award-winner. PEDRO M, 1981 was nominated for the Swiss Film Award. AZOR, his debut feature-length fiction film, premiered at the Berlinale.

Filmography: Azor (2021) | Pedro M, 1981 (short, 2015) | Dans nos campagnes (doc, co-director, 2011) | Cotonov Vanished (short, 2009) | Va le chanter a Gardel (short, 2008)


About the director(s)


Time Venue

20:00* Corso 2

18:00* Kosmos 6

16:30 Corso 2

17:00 Arthouse Piccadilly

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  • Genre: Political Thriller
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, France, Argentina, 2021
  • Runtime: 100 Min
  • Languages: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: German, English
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  • Director: Andreas Fontana
  • Cast: Fabrizio Rongione, Stéphanie Cléau, Carmen Iriondo, Juan Trench, Ignacio Vila
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  • Screenplay: Andreas Fontana, Mariano Llinas
  • Cinematography: Gabriel Sandru
  • Editor: Nicolas Desmaison
  • Sound: Xavier Lavorel
  • Music: Paul Courlet
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  • Producers: Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney
  • Co-Producers: Nicolas Brevière, Violeta Bava, Rosa Martínez Rivero
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  • Production Companies: Alina Film Sarl, Local Films, Ruda Cine, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
  • World Sales: Be For Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH
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