Hippie Masala

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Hippie Masala
Poster of the film
Directed by Ulrich Grossenbacher
Damaris Lüthi
Produced by Fair & Ugly
Written by Damaris Lüthi
Music by Matthias Gmünder
Sahlil Shankar
Cinematography Ulrich Grossenbacher
Edited by Maya Schmid
Release date
Running time
93 minutes
Country Switzerland
Language Swiss German, with English, Hindi, and Kannada

Hippie Masala: Für immer in Indien (titled Hippie Masala: Forever in India in English) is a 2006 Swiss documentary film directed by filmmaker Ulrich Grossenbacher and anthropologist Damaris Lüthi.

In 2007, the film was one of five nominated for "Best Documentary" in the Swiss Film Prize, though the prize was taken by Das kurze Leben des José Antonio Gutierrez.[1]

The film focuses on the aftermath of the Hippie migration to Asia, specifically documenting the lives of six Hippies who chose to remain in India: Cesare from Italy, Erica and Gillian from South Africa, Hanspeter from Switzerland, Meera from Belgium and Robert from the Netherlands.[2] No longer in their 20s, they are leading the lives of a traditional yogi and a female meditator in retreat, a painter with a local wife and children, designers of beach clothing in Goa, and a farmer who hunts and cares for his cows in the Himalayas.



  1. ^ "Swiss Film Prize: 2007". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Hippie Marsala". woodstock.filmfestival.com. Woodstock Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  3. ^ "IFFI 2008, Focus Switzerland". 

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