Mercy by Fulvio Bernasconi,  CH/CAN/MC/F 2016 , 90 min, DCP.
French with English subtitles.
  • Director: Fulvio Bernasconi
  • Screenplay: Antoine Jaccoud, Fulvio Bernasconi
  • Cinematography: Filip Zumbrunn
  • Editing: Claudio Cea
  • Cast: Jonathan Zaccaï, Evelyne Brochu, Daniel Gadouas, Charlie Arcouette, Marco Collin, Marie Hélène Belanger
  • Producer: Nicolas Comeau , Jean-Marc Fröhle, Michel Merkt
  • Production: 1976 Productions, Point Prod Fiction
  • Distributor: Outside the Box
  • Contact: Raphael Meyer,
  • Festivals: Zürich Film Festival, Internationale Hofer Filmtage, Les Arcs European Film Festival, Solothurner Filmtage


An unidentified truck driver kills Mukki, a young Indian, in a hit-and-run accident. Thomas from Switzerland who seeks recreation and solitude in the forests of Canada, sets out to chase a black truck and attracts the suspicions of police officer Laurie, who is investigating the tricky case. Deeply hurt in his mourning and his pride Mukki’s uncle also goes North hunting for the killer on the run …

Fulvio Bernasconi’s dense, atmospheric road thriller narrates a very generous version of guilt and atonement, in which there seems to be some sort of natural magnetism between the two poles. The film’s utopia is even more effective as it is paralleled with conventional law enforcement.

Screening also at the SFFF-Preview in our partner cinema Capitol, Brig
26.03.17, 20.30

Fulvio Bernasconi
was born in Lugano (Switzerland). Since he graduated in political sciences and obtained his diploma of film directing at ECAL, he directed more than 20 documentaries and several feature films. MISÉRICORDE was nominated for Best Camera at the Swiss Film Award.

Filmography (selection) 
2016 Mercy
2014 Operazione Lombardia (TV) 
2012 Goal (short) 
2007 Fuori dalla corde 
2005 Powerful Men (documentary) 
1999 ID Swiss (documentary) 
1996 Bad Trip to Mars (short)