Untitled_5.1.2

Mario

A Film by Marcel Gisler

Technical details : 2018 - Switzerland - Drama - 1.85 - 119 min.

Cast : Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec

Languages : German

Producers : Rudolf Santschi, Theres Scherer-Kollbrunner

SYNOPSIS

There’s a ripple of disquiet in the locker-room when Leon, a new striker, joins the football team. Sharing a flat with keen rival Mario sets the scene for an unexpected love affair, but the path of gay love in this macho world is not an easy one. Mario is unwilling or unable to acknowledge the implications of what is happening. But pretend girlfriends don’t fool everyone. And gossip, along with the threat of blackmail, unbalances the team’s morale. With the prospect of a professional career a strong possibility, will Mario forsake the hope of emotional satisfaction for professional gain?

London BFI Flare

Swiss Film Awards
4 nominations

Cannes 2018
Ecrans Juniors

SYNOPSIS

There’s a ripple of disquiet in the locker-room when Leon, a new striker, joins the football team. Sharing a flat with keen rival Mario sets the scene for an unexpected love affair, but the path of gay love in this macho world is not an easy one. Mario is unwilling or unable to acknowledge the implications of what is happening. But pretend girlfriends don’t fool everyone. And gossip, along with the threat of blackmail, unbalances the team’s morale. With the prospect of a professional career a strong possibility, will Mario forsake the hope of emotional satisfaction for professional gain?

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