Durch Schnitt

Production: Tapir Film, 2022

Genre: Documentary

Length: 71 minutes

Directed by: Pablo Callisaya

Editing: Isai Oswald

Soundmix: Manuel Wiget

Color grading: Moritz Hossli

Premiere: Solothurner Filmtage 2022

Funded by: Kanton Luzern, Kanton Nidwalden, Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft der Stadt Luzern und various foundations


At the age of 13, Robin drops out of school. His grades are insufficient even at a special school and, on top of everything, his health is getting worse and worse. That was over 20 years ago. Today, he runs his own hair salon. We explore Robin’s story, talk to family members and those involved to find out how a child could fail the Swiss school system and whether he would have been better off today.