Archive Cinema City 2016.

Coup de Grace

Genre: Fiction
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2015
Duration: 8'

Director: Pascal Glatz
Scenario: André Küttel, Pascal Glatz

Cast: Thomas U. Hostettler, Mathis Künzler, Fabian Guggisberg

Programme selection: Up to 10,000 Bucks

Budget: $9000


At a remote mountain lake a man is bound by cement shoes and is being dragged to the water. His request for a coup de grâce escalates into an absurd clash.


Pascal Glatz is a writer/director and part-time musician, born 1986 in Switzerland. After attending ETH Zurich and graduating with a B.Sc. in Architecture, he worked as a 3D-Artist and founded his own music studio. Seeing film as a combination of story-telling, architecture and sound, he decided to pursue his passion for filmmaking and started working as an assistant director and production assistant on numerous projects, such as Night Train to Lisbon by Bille August and Youth by Paolo Sorrentino. His debut short film Coup de Grâce was shown at various film festivals. Pascal currently works and lives in Zurich and Berlin.