electroboy – cinema documentary

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You can get it if you really want. If this sentence applies to anyone, then most definitely to Florian Burkhardt who managed to talk everyone around him out of their own goals and into achieving his. 

electroboy tells the breathtaking true life story of a young man who leaves his claustrophobic Swiss surroundings for the wide world in search of fame and recognition. In a series of success stories he reinvents himself time and again, changing settings and careers like other people change their shirts.

Yet Florian’s life on the fast track turns into an escape from his own biography, which finally catches up with him at full force.

"Instead of becoming a long list of occurrences, accomplishments, reinventions and psychological challenges and transformations, the film naturally brings all these elements together to paint a picture of an extremely complex human being [...] who had to try and find out the hard way who he was and what he wanted out of life."
The Hollywood Reporter – Boyd van Hoeij

"...excellently and densely edited portrait leads the spectator into an anxiety from which there is no escape."
Film Festival Locarno – Madeleine Hirsiger


Swiss Film Award: Best Documentary and Best Editing
Zurich Film Prize
International Documentary Film Festival Munich: Audience Award
Nomination for the Swiss Film Award: Best Score
European Film Awards Dok Selection


Locarno International Film Festival / Semaine de la critique
International Documentary Film Festival Munich
Galway Film Fleadh
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
and others

Dates / Archive

Promo material

Film trailer (OV/e)

Press Material



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