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Citizen Fred

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Citizen Fred

CH 2006 62'

Director: Theo Stich
Script: Theo Stich
Camera: Ueli Nüesch, Theo Stich
Sound: Dieter Meyer, Theo Stich
Editing:: Manuela Stingelin
Music:: Beat Gisler, Jerry Rojas
Production:: Lumenfilm

Theo Stich 2006 62'

Fred Ruckli was an 18-year-old farm boy from Meggen, Lucerne when in 1949 he emigrated to his uncle in Livermore, California. The story of the americanisation of a young Swiss who became a man under dramatic conditions. After the Korean war broke out in 1950, Fred was drafted and sent to the frontline although he was still a Swiss citizen. While visiting Switzerland Fred remembers the difficult and successful moments of his life.