MARCEL HOEHN, PRODUCER
“I first met Belinda Sallin in January 2012 when she asked me whether I was interested in producing her cinema documentary with and about HR Giger. Her project-dossier and her TV-documentaries convinced me and I believed that a film about this world-famous and exceptional Swiss artist had long since been due. So the two of us went to work.
I had known Li Tobler, HRG’s former girlfriend, from my time as a young cinematographer. HRG I knew but little - we had been part of similar circles in the late 60s and 70s. Getting to know the person behind these images interested me precisely because I had refused to turn my mind towards him in the past.
Parallel to an assiduous round of further project development we began with the financing. It was a tedious and at times disappointing process. In late summer, 2013, I decided to realise the film despite the unsatisfactory state of its financing. I was moved to do so by oncoming events, such as the exhibition in Linz and HRG’s health.
Today I'm glad of the fact. Belinda managed the difficult shoots with great dedication, persistency and sensitivity. To my mind the desired effect has been trumped. For this I thank Belinda and all those who contributed. Alone the fact that Hansruedi can no more see the film remains a bitter pill.”
Marcel Hoehn founded T&C Film in Zurich in 1976 and remains its managing director and producer for cinema, TV and documentary films. They include The Swissmakers by Rolf Lyssy; Hecate, Beresina by Daniel Schmid; Jeune Homme, Julia’s Disappearance by Christoph Schaub and cinema documantaries such as Il Bacio Di Tosca, The Written Face by D. Schmid; Bird’s Nest by Ch. Schaub/Michael Schindhelm; The Knowledge of Healing by Franz Reichle; Mother by Miklòs Gimes. Many of the films are international coproductions screened at large festivals and sold worldwide. In 1999 he was awarded the Zurich Film Award and in 2011 he received the Swiss Film Award Quartz for his work.
T&C Film AG (Filmography)
Features & Documentaries Cinema
DARK STAR – HR GIGER’S WORLD
by Belinda Sallin. CH. Documentary.
LULLABY RIDE by Christoph Schaub. CH/D. Feature. With Alexandra Maria Lara, Sebastian Blomberg, Georg Friedrich, Carol Schuler.
BAD BOY KUMMER by Miklós Gimes. CH/D. Documentary.
DANIEL SCHMID – LE CHAT QUI PENSE by Benny Jaberg and Pascal Hofmann. Documentary.
GIULIA'S DISAPPEARANCE by Christoph Schaub.
Feature. With Corinna Harfouch, Bruno Ganz, Stefan Kurt, André Jung, Sunnyi Melles.
HAPPY NEW YEAR by Christoph Schaub.
Feature. With Nils Althaus, Johanna Bantzer, Bruno Cathomas, Jörg Schneider, Joel Basman.
BIRD’S NEST – HERZOG & DE MEURON IN CHINA by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm. Documentary.
JEUNE HOMME by Christoph Schaub.
Feature. With Matthias Schoch, Alexandra Vandernoot, Didier Flamand, Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart.
NÄKKÄLÄ by Peter Ramseier. Documentary.
REMEMBERING by Bruno Moll. Documentary.
MONTE GRANDE what is life? by Franz Reichle. Documentary.
DIMITRI-CLOWN by Friedrich Kappeler. Documentary.
MOTHER by Miklós Gimes. Documentary.
SECRET LOVE by Christoph Schaub. Feature. With Emmanuelle Laborit, Lars Otterstedt, Wolfram Berger, Renate Becker.
BERESINA or THE LAST DAYS OF SWITZERLAND by Daniel Schmid. CH/D/A. Feature. With Elena Panova, Geraldine Chaplin, Martin Benrath, Ulrich Noethen, Stefan Kurt.
SANTIAGO CALATRAVA’S TRAVELS by Christoph Schaub. Documentary.
COINCIDENCE IN PARADISE by Matthias von Gunten. Documentary. CH/A.
BRAIN CONCERT by Bruno Moll. Documentary.
FULL MOON by Fredi M. Murer. CH/D/F. Feature. With Hanspeter Müller, Lilo Baur, Benedict Freitag, Mariebelle Kuhn.
THE KNOWLEDGE OF HEALING by Franz Reichle. Documentary.
THE WRITTEN FACE by Daniel Schmid. Documentary-fiction. CH/J.
MEKONG by Bruno Moll. Feature. With Andrea Zogg, Enzo Scanzi, Ruth Schweikert.
MEN OF THE SEA by Bruno Moll. Documentary.
OFF SEASON by Daniel Schmid. CH/D/F.
Feature. With Sami Frey, Andrea Férréol, Maria M. Fellini, Dieter Meier, Arielle Dombasle.
THE WAY THINGS GO by Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Short feature film.
AFTER DARKNESS by Dominique Othenin-Girard and Sergio Guerraz. Feature. With John Hurt, Julian Sands, Victoria Abril.
TOSCA'S KISS by Daniel Schmid.
THE RIGHT WAY by Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Short feature film.
HECATE by Daniel Schmid. CH/F. Feature.
With Lauren Hutton, Bernard Giraudeau.
THE POINT OF LEAST RESISTANCE by Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Short feature film.
CASSETTE LOVE AFFAIR by Rolf Lyssy. Feature. With Emil Steinberger, Franziska Oehme.
THE SWISSMAKERS by Rolf Lyssy. Feature.
With Emil Steinberger, Walo Lüönd.
One million spectators only in Switzerland.
THE GUANTANAMO TRAP by Thomas Wallner. D/CND/CH. Documentary.
THE FLOWERS OF KIRKUK by Fariborz Kamkari. I/CH. Feature.
IN MY FATHERS HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS
by Hajo Schomerus. D/CH. Documentary.
HEADSMAN by Simon Aeby. A/CH/HU/D/UK. Feature. With With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter McDonald, Anastasia Griffith, Steven Berkoff, Lee Ingleby.
MOSTLY MARTHA by Sandra Nettelbeck. D/CH/A. Feature. With Martina Gedeck, Sergio Castellitto, Sibylle Canonica.
THE MARBLE ROAD by Michael Trabitzsch. D/CH. Documentary.
SECRET DEFENSE by Jacques Rivette. F/CH/I.
Feature. With Sandrine Bonnaire, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Grégoire Colin, Laure Marsac.
THE TRUCE by Francesco Rosi. I/F/CH/D.
Feature. With John Turturro, Massimo Ghini, Rade Serbedzija, Stefano Dionisi.
THE CRY OF SILK by Yvon Marciano. F/CH/B. Feature. With Sergio Castellitto, Marie Trintignant, Anémone.
BARNABO OF THE MOUNTAINS
by Mario Brenta. I/CH/F. Feature. With Marco Pauletti, Duilio Fontana, Carlo Caserotti, Antonio Vecellio.