Amka Films Productions SA
a documentary film by Olmo Cerri
Switzerland 2012, DCP, 52', o.v. Italian/French, sbt. German/French




"Army pilots, before becoming pilots, they simply have the dream of flying.”

André Ruchat was one of them. His dream was broken on Octer 25th, 1960 on the runway of Meiringen’s airbase. He was 24 years old. He left a young wife, Flora and his newborn baby Anna. And a long trail of questions. Questions that have grown with Anna and have driven her, while writing a book, to a personal research of the complicated truth hidden between youth’s dreams, family secrets and state affairs.


Director: Olmo Cerri

Cinematography: Emanuele Di Marco

Editing: Kathrin Plüss, Olmo Cerri

Original music: Vent Negru – Esther Rietschin and Mauro Garbani

With: Anna Ruchat, Flora Roncati Ruchat, Fulvio Martinetti, Jürg Stüssi-Lauterburg, Yves Rossy, Franco Gabaglio, Mauro Cerutti, Giorgio Iacuzzo, Roger Uldry

Voices: Matteo Bernasconi and Simona Casonato


Production:Conservatorio Internazionale Scienze Audiovisive Pio Bordoni – CISA

Coproduction:RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera and Amka Films Production SA