A dark and twisted short movie about an ancient Swiss custom.

True Dark CH 2013 | 21 min.

An ancient Swiss custom gets a dark and deadly twist.

Every year on December 6th, St. Nicholas and his hooded henchman "Schmutzli" go door-to-door, punishing naughty kids on behalf of their parents.

On that same night, a boy roams the cold and lonely streets, afraid to go home and face his father's beatings.

But there are others out there too--punishing young kids in their own depraved way. When they encounter the boy, they believe they've found the perfect victim. Little do they know they are about to awaken something in him--something truly dark and lethal.


The movie is currently touring the international festival circuit.
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Writer / Director: Alex Boutellier
Producers: Alex Boutellier, Remo Pini

Language: Swiss German with English subtitles.
Length: 21 minutes.

Manfred Liechti
Mai Oki
Bastian Inglin
Dario Bertini
Michèle Hirsig

Full Cast and Crew: www.imdb.com