ALMOST THERE tells the story of three men who embark on a journey in search of meaning and happiness in the autumn of their lives. Bob swaps his safe home for a campervan and tries to find the though guy inside himself in the barren Californian desert. Drag queen and stand-up comedian Steve is fed up of England and makes amends with his past between Benidorm’s concrete towers. And Yamada rediscovers his smile by reading stories to children in Tokyo.

Ciné-Feuilles, sept 2017
Agenda Tagesanzeiger
WOZ, 07.09.2017


18.9.17 au Cinéma du Grütli, Genève

20.9.17 Zinéma Lausanne, Cinéma Oron, Minimum Neuchâtel
27.9.17 Cinéma Bio Carouge

2017 Sao Paolo, 41a Mostra Internacional del Cinema de Sao Paolo, New Filmmakers Competition

2017 Festival del film Locarno - Panorama Suisse

2017 Moscow International Film Festival - Documentary Film Competition

2017 Encounters Documentary Festival

2017 Krakow Film Festival - Documentary Film Competition

2017 DOK.Fest München - DOK.international

2017 DOK.Fest München - ARRI AMIRA Award

2017 DOK.Fest München - Documentary Music Award 2017

2017 52es Journées de Soleure - Prix de Soleure

2016 IDFA - Competition for First Appearance

2016 IDFA - AWFJ EDA Award

Duration: 83 min

Languages: English, Japenese

Original title: Almost There


Directed by: Jacqueline Zünd

Cast: Robert Pearson, Steve Phillips, Genji Yamada

Production: Hugofilm, Intermezzo Films, SRF, RTS, SRG SSR, ARTE. G.E.I.E.

Producers: Thomas Thümena, Aline Schmid, Christian Davi, Luc Peter

Image: Nikolai Von Graevenitz

Text excerpts: Sibylle Berg

Sound: Andreas Prescher, Marco Teufen, Hirohisa Ota

Editing: Gion-Reto Killias

Sound Design: Roland Widmer

Re-recording: Guido Keller, Magnetix

Music: Max Avery Lichtenstein

Assistant Director: Beatrice Minger

Executive Producer: Patrick Müller

Production Coordinator: Catherine Muller, Brigitte Zimmermann

Production Assistant: Carlo Rüdlinger, Patricia Candido Trinca

Production Accountant: Annick Kammacher, Hansjörg Bachmann

Color Grading: Timo Inderfurth, Cinegrell

Titles and Graphics: Brigae Haelg

Trailer: : Claudio Cea

Artwork: Gregor Huber, Ivan Sterzinger

Translation: Simon Froehling, Anna Sophie Wendel, Susanne Steffen, Martine Dethurens, Helen Hüsler, Nina Kälin

Subtitles: Zurich Sydney

Website: Jeff Gaudinet, Raphaël Arbuz

International Sales: First Hand Films

Distribution: First Hand Films

In co-production with

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Radio Télévision Suisse

With the support of

Zürcher Filmstiftung
Cinéforom et la Loterie Romande
Fonds culturel SUISSIMAGE
Succès Passage Antenne SRG SSR
Office Fédéral de la Culture
Fonds culturel de la Société Suisse des Auteurs
Fondation UBS pour la culture
Fondation Ernst Göhner
George Foundation
Stage Pool FOCAL
Pour-cent culturel Migros

© 2016 Hugofilm Productions GmbH & Intermezzo Films SA

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Intermezzo Films
28, rue de Bâle, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Hugofilm Productions
Zypressenstrasse 76, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland

Swiss distribution & World Sales: First Hand Films
Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland

Swiss distribution: Nicole Biermaier
World Sales: Gitte Hansen, Esther van Messel