2012 | 83′ | Language: French, English, Khmer, German, Swiss German

L‘ombrello di Beatocello

BEATOCELLO’s UMBRELLA, tells the 20 years story of paediatrician Beat Richner, author, and concert cellist; from Zurich to his 5 childern’s hospitals, Kantha Bopha in Cambodia.
2012 | 83′ | Language: French, English, Khmer, German, Swiss German

World Sales

Director

Georges Gachot

Producer

Gachot Films
Georges Gachot

A Coproduction with
SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Redaction Urs Augstburger
SRG SSR

Partner

Fonds culturel Suissimage
Succès passage Antenne
Desjardin France Metal Packaging
Avec le soutien de la Direction du développement
et de la coopération – DDC
Fondation Education et Développement,
Service „Films pour un seul monde“

CAST

Emil Steinberger
King Norodom Sihamoni

CREW

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Pio Corradi
Séverine Barde
Matthias Kälin
Peter Guyer
Georges Gachot

SOUND MIXERS
Balthasar Jucker
Dieter Meyer
Martin Witz

EDITOR
Anja Bombelli

SOUND DESIGN & RE-RECORDING MIXER
Jürg von Allmen C.A.S.

COLORIST
Paul Avondet, Andromeda Film

Awards and nominations

Chatamuk Theater Phnom Penh, September 19th 2012
Sous le Haut Patronage de Sa Majesté Le Roi du Cambodge
Norodom Sihamoni

Screenings and festivals

Visions du Réel 2012, Opening film
New York released, Cinema Quad, New York 2013
Cambodia Intl‘ Film Festival 2012, Phnom Penh
Fête de la francophonie / Festa da Francofonia (Brazil)
Sao Paulo, Sesc
Rio de Janeiro, 19/3, Aliança Francesa de Botafogo
Festival international de Boulogne-Billancourt 2013 – compétition (FRANCE)
Minneapolis International Filmfestival 2013
Angkor Wat film festival 2015

L‘ombrello di Beatocello

BEATOCELLO’s UMBRELLA, tells the 20 years story of paediatrician Beat Richner, author, and concert cellist; from Zurich to his 5 childern’s hospitals, Kantha Bopha in Cambodia.

BEATOCELLO’s UMBRELLA, tells the story of Beat Richner M.D. author, illustrator and concert cellist; from his coming-of-age in Switzerland, to his street performances as a young medical student in the persona of the clown Beatocello; to his founding of five children’s hospitals in today’s Cambodia. Revered as a national hero, Richner’s Herculean efforts have saved the lives of millions of Cambodia’s children over the past 20 years, some who have grown up to serve as doctors in his state-of- the-art pediatric hospitals. Now at 64 , Richner continues to practice medicine and travel the world concertising and singing about his protective red umbrella, which has come to symbolise the health and hope he brought to a grateful nation. Unlike many of his contemporaries who held utopian world views, Beat Richner is one of the few who worked to made his vision a reality.

SWISS PREMIERE WITH KING SIHAMONI

Swiss theatrical release with Beat Richner, King Norodom Sihamoni, Emil Steinberger, Georges Gachot. Mai 5th, 2012, cinema Arthouse Le Paris, Zürich.

PRESS RELEASE SWITZERLAND

ITALIAN

Corriere del Ticino Beatocello, Medico Svizzero in Cambogia

FRENCH

JOURNAL DU JURA L’archet et le bistouri

LE MATIN Un pédiatre Suisse est le héro d’un documentaire

20 MINUTES Musique et charité bien coordonnées

Revue des médecins – EMH

LA LIBERTE Beat Richner, médecin, musicien et humaniste

L’EXPRESS / L’IMPARTIAL Bouleversant d’émotion et de passion!

L’express Le parapluie rouge de Beatocello

Passion cinéma

TRIBUNE DE GENEVE Beatocello dévoile son jardin secret 

24 Heures, 19.4. A/B

Les Quotidiennes

CAMBODIA PREMIERE WITH KING SIHAMONI

Chaktamouk Theatre, Phnom Penh, September 14th, 2012

NEW YORK PREMIERE WITH BEAT RICHNER

QUAD Cinema December 13th, 2013

PRESSE USA

New York Times (Anita Gates) The King of Cambodia seems really nice in “Beatocello’s Umbrella,” Georges Gachot’s heartmelting documentary. He has a wide, warm smile, and he pats the children’s heads when he visits them at the hospital. But the star here is Dr. Beat Richner, who is royal in his own rumpled, noble way.

INTL FILM JOURNAL  Highly worthwhile study of one amazing Renaissance man who’s truly making a difference in Southeast Asia.

World Sales

Director

Georges Gachot

Producer

Gachot Films
Georges Gachot

A Coproduction with
SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Redaction Urs Augstburger
SRG SSR

Partner

Fonds culturel Suissimage
Succès passage Antenne
Desjardin France Metal Packaging
Avec le soutien de la Direction du développement
et de la coopération – DDC
Fondation Education et Développement,
Service „Films pour un seul monde“

CAST

Emil Steinberger
King Norodom Sihamoni

CREW

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Pio Corradi
Séverine Barde
Matthias Kälin
Peter Guyer
Georges Gachot

SOUND MIXERS
Balthasar Jucker
Dieter Meyer
Martin Witz

EDITOR
Anja Bombelli

SOUND DESIGN & RE-RECORDING MIXER
Jürg von Allmen C.A.S.

COLORIST
Paul Avondet, Andromeda Film

Awards and nominations

Chatamuk Theater Phnom Penh, September 19th 2012
Sous le Haut Patronage de Sa Majesté Le Roi du Cambodge
Norodom Sihamoni

Screenings and festivals

Visions du Réel 2012, Opening film
New York released, Cinema Quad, New York 2013
Cambodia Intl‘ Film Festival 2012, Phnom Penh
Fête de la francophonie / Festa da Francofonia (Brazil)
Sao Paulo, Sesc
Rio de Janeiro, 19/3, Aliança Francesa de Botafogo
Festival international de Boulogne-Billancourt 2013 – compétition (FRANCE)
Minneapolis International Filmfestival 2013
Angkor Wat film festival 2015