If you want something really badly, you’ll get it eventually. If this sentence applies to anyone, then it most definitely applies to Florian Burkhardt. He achieved nearly everything he wanted. Except the one thing that was most important to him: escaping himself.
The documentary "electroboy" tells the breathtaking life story of a young man who leaves his claustrophobic Swiss surroundings for the wide world in search of fame and appreciation. In a series of success stories he reinvents himself time and again in the shortest periods possible, changing settings and careers like other people change their shirts.
Yet Florian Burkhardt’s life on the fast track turns into an escape from his own biography, which finally catches up with him full force when a fateful event from the past throws its long shadow on him, and he is forced to ask himself the question: Who am I and why?
A film by Marcel Gisler with music by Balduin
NOMINATED FOR BEST SWISS DOCUMENTARY FILM, BEST FILM EDITING & FILM SCORE!