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In this uneven drama, director Beat Kuert tries to stay as close to the story's literary source as possible, relying heavily on images. Based on a book by Herman Burger, the story is about a schoolteacher who is driven to insanity both by his irrational fear of being buried alive and his isolation in a remote part of Switzerland (Schilten). The people of the area are depicted as inhuman, lacking spirituality, and obviously not the kind of...more