Goliath

A Film by Dominik Locher

Synopsis

When Jessy tells David she’s pregnant, he panics. A few days later the two are assaulted in the city train, and when David realises he is unable to protect his girlfriend, his fears of inadequacy as a man take hold. Frantic, he resorts to steroids and begins with excessive strength training. Initially, the muscles give him self-confidence. Within a short time, however, David develops erratic behaviour and becomes a threat to Jessy and the unborn child.

Director

  • Picture of Dominik Locher © Dominik Locher

    Dominik Locher

    Storytelling has always played a huge role in the life of Dominik Locher: in the beginning radio plays, later the albums of Eminem, then films from all over the world. The son of a construction worker and a caretaker for the disabled grew up with two sisters in the Swiss Alps. With 17, he escaped first to Russia, later to the United States. Back in Zurich, he directed his first off-theatres, then went on to study at the Zurich Academy of Arts and at the American Film Institute. His first feature film, "Tempo Girl," came out during the Hofer Film Days in 2013. Ambition, insecurity, and the longing for warmth play central roles in his works. Dominik Locher is married to the director Lisa Brühlmann. Together they have two children.

Awards + Festivals

  • 70th LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Locarno, Switzerland)August 7, 2017
  • 33rd WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL (Gala Screening, Warsaw, Poland)October 13, 2017
  • 22nd BUSAN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Flash Forward Competition, Busan, South Korea)October 12, 2017
  • 41st MOSTRA SÃO PAULO (New Directors Competition, São Paulo, Brazil)October 24, 2017
  • 21st BLACK NIGHTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - PÖFF (JF Youth Programme, Tallinn, Estonia)November 17, 2017
  • 39th CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cairo, Egypt)November 21, 2017
  • 22nd KERALA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (World Cinema Section, Kerala, India)December 12, 2017
  • 16th PUNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)January 16, 2018
  • 39th MAX-OPHÜLS-PREIS (International Competition, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 21, 2018
  • 53rd SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (Panorama, Solothurn, Switzerland)January 28, 2018
  • *NOMINATION BEST ACTOR: SVEN SCHELKER*
    SWISS FILM AWARD 2018 (Official Selection, Zurich, Switzerland) March 23, 2018
  • 25th DEF - DAYS OF EUROPEAN FILMS PragueApril 9, 2018
  • 50th NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, USA)May 11, 2018
  • 13th CINEMATIK (Official Selection, Piešťany, Slovakia)September 11, 2018
  • 3rd TRUJILLO INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Trujillo, Peru)September 27, 2018
  • 3rd FECIS - SALTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salto, Uruguay)October 15, 2018
  • THE BERLIN & BEYOND AUTUMN SHOWCASE (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)November 2, 2018
  • 2nd SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Corrientes, Argentina)November 8, 2018
  • 2nd COLLATERAL 102 FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Torino, Italy)December 6, 2018
  • *BEST FICTION SHORT*
    5th FICME - MERIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Merida, Mexico)February 8, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
  • 1st SOUTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)February 16, 2019
  • 42th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 25, 2019
  • 14th HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 16, 2019

Crew

Director
Dominik Locher
Screenplay
Dominik Locher, Ken Zumstein, Lisa Brühlmann
Producer
Dario Schoch, Rajko Jazbec
Co-Producer
Filippo Bonacci
Director of Photography
Gabriel Lobos
Art Direction
Marlen Grassinger, Frederik Kunkel
Costume Design
Laura Locher
Sound
Jacques Kieffer
Editor
Rebecca Trösch, Aurora Vögeli
Sound Design
Jacques Kieffer
Music
Matteo Pagamici

Details

Running Time
85:41 min
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

CognitoFilms
Dario Schoch & Rajko Jazbec
Langstrasse 62,
8004 Zürich
Switzerland
www.cognito-films.ch

PRODUCER

Dario Schoch
dario@cognitofilms.ch

Rajko Jazbec
rajko@cognitofilms.ch

WORLD SALES

Wide Management
9, rue Bleue,
75009 Paris
France
Tel: 33 1 53 95 24 44
info@widemanagement.com

FACEBOOK

www.facebook.com/goliathfilm.ch