2017 | Drama | 85 min | MA Film

Directed by Dominik Locher

Produced by CognitoFilms | ZHdK

Collection: Degree Films 2017

When sensitive DAVID finds out that he will become a father, he falls into panic. He is not ready for parenthood and is overwhelmed with fears of being exposed as a fraud. His insecurities escalate after, he and his pregnant girlfriend JESSY, are beaten up by stronger drunk men and he is not able to protect neither himself nor her. He then turns to intense physical workouts to increase his confidence and starts consuming illegal steroids. This is yet another test to their love as a couple.

Runtime85 min
Year of Production2017
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageGerman, Swiss German
Available SubtitlesGerman, English, French
Director Dominik Locher
Cinematography Gabriel Lobos
Production Design Marlen Grassinger
Frederik Kunkel
Music Matteo Pagamici
Editor Rebecca Trösch
Aurora Vögeli
Screenplay Dominik Locher
Ken Zumstein
Production Manager Rajiko Jazbec
Produced byCognitoFilms | ZHdK
Leading ActorsSven Schelker
Jasna Fritzi Bauer
José Barros
Supporting ActorsIsabelle Menke
Michael Neuenschwander
Casting Corinna Glaus
Costume Design Laura Locher
Makeup Artist Madleina von Reding
Location Sound Engineer, Sound Design, Sound Mixing Jacques Kieffer
Digital Colorist Ralph Wetli
Graphic Artist Jan-Eric Mack
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Robin Wenger
Norbert Kottmann
Yasmin Joerg
Project Supervision Markus Imboden
Project Mentoring Markus Imboden
Jasmine Hoch
Mike Schärer
Miriam Flury
Bernhard Lehner
Co-Production Company Cognito Films
Financial Support Bundesamt für Kultur BAK
Zürcher Filmstiftung
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme MA Film Markus Imboden


24. April 2018
Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2018 - Nomination

Nomination in der Kategorie BESTER FILM. Die Preisverleihung findet am 6. Juni in Hamburg statt.

Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2018

1. February 2018
"GOLIATH" - Nomination Bester Darsteller: Sven Schelker als David

Die Verleihung des Schweizer Filmpreises findet am Freitag, 23. März 2018 in der Halle 622 in Zürich Oerlikon statt



19. March 2018 – 25. March 2018
Nominees Week - Prix du Cinéma Suisse Quartz 2018
Cinemas du Grutli | Geneva
Nominees of ZHdK

19. March 2018 – 25. March 2018
Nominees Week - Swiss Film Award Quartz 2018
Filmpodium | Zürich
Nominees of ZHdK

25. January 2018 – 1. February 2018
Solothurner Filmtage 2018
Solothurn | Switzerland

22. January 2018 – 28. January 2018
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Saarbrücken | Germany

21. November 2017 – 30. November 2017
Cairo International Film Festival
Cairo | Egypt
Section: Festival of Festivals

17. November 2017 – 3. December 2017
black nights film festival
Tallinn | Estonia
Just Film Competition

19. October 2017 – 1. November 2017
Mostra Internacional de Cinema - IFF - Sao Paulo Int.Film Festival
Sao Paolo | Brazil
special Focus Switzerland

13. October 2017 – 22. October 2017
Warsaw Film Festival
Warsaw | Poland
Special Screening

12. October 2017 – 21. October 2017
Busan Int. Short Film Festival
Busan | South Korea

2. August 2017 – 12. August 2017
Locarno Festival
Locarno | Switzerland
International Competition