by Christoph Kühn

HD, color, 90’, 2020

co-production with RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera italiana

original version: Swiss-German | French

World premier

Solothurn, 55. Solothurner Filmtage, 22.01.2020 – 29.01.2020

“PAUL NIZON: THE NAIL IN THE HEAD” tells of the radical life-search by the Swiss writer Paul Nizon, born 1929 in Bern, Switzerland, who became what “he was meant to be” in Paris. Now 90-year-old, Paul Nizon grants insights into his life and work in a self-ironic, direct manner. The intimate portrait of a great literary outsider emerges, for whom the risk of life and the risk of writing merge into one and the same work of art.


Director: Christoph Kühn

Writer: Christoph Kühn

Production: ventura film sa, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, SRG SSR

Producer: Andres Pfaeffli, Elda Guidinetti, Silvana Bezzola Rigolini

Cinematographer: Stéphane Kuthy

Sound: Manuel Vidal

Editor: Mehdi Sahebi

Musik: Peter Scherer

Picture Design: Patrick Lindenmaier

Sound Design: Jacques Kieffer

Mix: Gina Keller

ISAN: 0000-0004-9A76-0000-R-0000-0000-U

World Distribution
ventura film sa


Solothurn, 55. Solothurner Filmtage, 22.01.2020 – 29.01.2020