Quiet Land Good People

2018 | Drama | 25 min | MA Film

Directed by Johannes Bachmann

Sybille, a headmistress and politician, is in the middle of an election campaign for municipal council president in her Swiss village when her son is accused by a classmate of mistreating her. Sybille has to choose between morality and career. Either way, her reputation in the community is at stake!

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Runtime25 min
Year of Production2018
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatProRes, DCP
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageSwiss German
Available SubtitlesEnglish, German, French
Director Johannes Bachmann
Screenplay Lea Pasinetti
Cinematography Pascal Reinmann
Production Design Fritzi Helmes
Editor Norbert Kottmann
Music Moritz Widrig
Production Manager Baki Çavdar
Leading ActorsAnna-Katharina Mülleras Sybille
Jon Untersanderas Luca
Inanna Linckeas Anisa
Beren Tunaas Marigona
Matthias Hungerbühleras Thomas
Sound Eleanor Russel
Sounddesign, Sound Mixing Christian Schäppi
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Production Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Technik ZHdK Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Norbert Kottmann, Yasmin Joerg


18. August 2019
QUIET LAND GOOD PEOPLE is a Student Oscar Finalist

QUIET LAND GOOD PEOPLE by Johannes Bachmann is one of 7 finalists at the Student Oscars in the category Narrative (International Film Schools)! Winners will be announced in September.

offcial press release

24. January 2019
Audience Award Short Film of the Max Ophüls Preis for "Quiet Land Good People"

The Audience Award Short Film 2019 of the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken goes to Johannes Bachmann, a master student.

Audience Award Short Film of the Max Ophüls Preis


28. September 2019
Lucerne, Switzerland

26. August 2019 – 1. September 2019
11th Gässli Film Festival 2019

24. April 2019 – 29. April 2019
BISFF Busan Int. Short Film Festival
Busan | South Korea

13. April 2019 – 13. April 2019
Kurzfilmnacht Uster
Kino Qtopia | Uster | Switzerland

2. April 2019 – 5. April 2019
SHORTS Filmfestival Offenburg
Offenburg | Germany

25. March 2019 – 31. March 2019
Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival
Budapest | Ungarn

13. March 2019 – 17. March 2019
REGARD Saguenay International Short Film Festival
Saguenay | Quebec | Canada

21. January 2019 – 27. January 2019
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage
Bamberg | Germany

14. January 2019 – 20. January 2019
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Saarbrücken | Germany

5. December 2018 – 9. December 2018
Zubroffka - Int. Short Film Festival
Bialystok | Poland

16. November 2018 – 25. November 2018
Foyle Film Festival
Derry-Londonderry | Great Britain Northern Ireland