Quick access:
Go directly to content (Alt 1)Go directly to second-level navigation (Alt 3)Go directly to first-level navigation (Alt 2)

The Reformer. Zwingli - A Life's Portrait
German Film Festival 2019

His life’s work made him world famous: within a few years, Huldrych Zwingli, the main proponent of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland, turned the entire city of Zurich and a firmly established canon of values upside down. With razor-sharp intellect, he dissected the religious and social system, denounced abuses and was not afraid of taking issue with the most powerful people of his time.
Text: Swiss Films

"Zwingli is an aesthetically powerful film thanks to its sobriety; credible without ever sensationalising its cruel historical context..."

- Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa,


Film Details

Switzerland, 2019

Director: Stefan Haupt
Screenplay: Simone Schmid
Cinematography: Michael Hammon
Editor: Kaya Inan
Music: Nora Baldenweg, Diego Baldenweg, Lionel Vincent Baldenweg
With: Max Simonischek, Anatole Taubman, Sarah Sophia Meyer, Charlotte Schwab, Stefan Kurt, Andrea Zogg
Producers: Anne Walser, Mario Krebs
Duration: 123 mins
Language: Swiss-German, German (with French/English subtitles)
Rating: M - violence & sexual references

Awards (selection)

Swiss Film Award (Best Actress 2020, Nomination), Swiss Film Award (Best Actor 2019, Nomination)


New Plymouth, Len Lye Centre: 25 August, 6:30pm
Dunedin, Dunedin Public Art Gallery: 25 August, 12:30pm
Christchurch, Lumière Cinemas: 1 September, 6:15pm
Wellington, Light House Cinema Cuba: 8 September, 5:00pm
Auckland, Academy Cinema: 15 September, 6:00pm


This film is proudly supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in New Zealand.

Swiss Embassy Logo NZ © Embassy of Switzerland