After a lengthy spell in prison, Res, an aging biker, finds himself as an odd-job man on a camping site, straight in the dreamworld of Greta, a 33-year-old, mentally challenged woman. She still lives at home with her parents who are over protective and treat her like a handicapped person.
Greta falls in love with Res. He is irritated by her strange nature but touched by her directness. And despite the fierce resistance from her family and the people around them an extraordinary love story ensues.
PAUL RINIKER (Aarau, 1946)
He went to school in Aarau and studied law at Zurich University. He took countless courses in television and film studies. From the summer of 1976 to spring 2006 he worked as an editor and filmmaker at SF DRS (70 documentaries since 1980, most of them portraits, also for DOK).
From 1993 to 2006 he was responsible for the Pacte de l’audiovisuel documentary co-productions. Since 1985 he has also acted as a lecturer at various establishments, such as MAZ Lucerne, ZHdK and Lucerne University.
After 70 documentary films, mostly portraits, for the Swiss Television, I’ve made my first feature film – at the age of 63. For many years I used to make my documentary films together with a small, close-knit and committed team. This feature film is the work of over 60 people. The fact that many people say that they still recognised my style, known from my documentaries, fills me with satisfaction. It was the most intensive time of my whole professional career. At the same time, work was a source of happiness for me. To be on the set every day, together with more than 40 people who were at all times motivated, hardly ever argued and took me the way I am, was a special experience. (Paul Riniker)