Marcel Gisler

Marcel Gisler is a Swiss director and writer, known for MARIO (2018) or FÖGI IS A BASTARD (1998), which was nominated for the Golden Leopard. He also won the Silver Leopard in 1985 for his film TAGEDIEBE.


A film by Marcel Gisler

2018 - Switzerland - Drama

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?