Electroboy (film)

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Electroboy Filmplakat.jpg
Directed byMarcel Gisler
Produced byLang Film
Written byMarcel Gisler
Music byClaudio (Balduin) Gianfreda
CinematographyPeter Indergand
Edited byThomas Bachmann
Release date
  • August 9, 2014 (2014-08-09) (Locarno Film Festival)
Running time
113 minutes
LanguageSwiss German

Electroboy is a 2014 Swiss documentary film directed by Marcel Gisler about the life of Florian Burkhardt, alias Electroboy, model, snowboard pioneer, advertiser, author, party organizer and composer during the 1990s, who now suffers from a generalized anxiety.


The documentary was shot in Switzerland, Germany, India and the United States between April and July 2013. It premiered at Locarno International Film Festival.[1] It was released in Swiss cinemas in November 2014 and in German and Austrian cinemas in November 2015.


The Hollywood Reporter researcher Boyd van Hoeij says about the film: "A fascinating look at a complex human being’s many up and downs" and "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." [2] Madeleine Hirsiger from Locarno International Film Festival says about the film: "...excellently and densely edited portrait leads the spectator into an anxiety from which there is no escape." [3]


  • Swiss Film Award 2015:[4] Best Documentary and Best Editing
  • Zurich Film Prize 2014 [5]
  • International Documentary Film Festival Munich 2015: Audience Award [6]
  • Nomination for the Swiss Film Award 2015:[7] Best Score
  • Selection for the European Film Award 2015:[8] Best Documentary


  1. ^ http://www.pardolive.ch/de/catalogue/film?fid=753924&sid=&cinit=&dinit=&finit=E&day=&vid=&eid=67&sl=de
  2. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/electroboy-locarno-review-727210
  3. ^ http://www.semainedelacritique.ch/2014/electroboy.html
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  5. ^ https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/prd/de/index/ueber_das_departement/medien/medienmitteilungen/2014/november/141125a.html
  6. ^ http://www.br.de/presse/inhalt/pressemitteilungen/dokfest-muenchen-preistraeger-100.html
  7. ^ http://www.schweizerfilmpreis.ch/en/nominations-21/
  8. ^ http://europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/selection-documentation-current

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