2012 | 83′ | HD Sound 5.1 | Original Languages: French, english, Khmer, German, Swiss German

World Sales

Producers and Supporters

Produced by Gachot Films

A Coproduction with
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Redaction Urs Augstburger

Associate producer
Pierre-Olivier Bardet,
Idéale Audience

With the support of
Fonds culturel Suissimage
Succès passage Antenne
Desjardin S.A.S

Avec le soutien de la Direction du développement
et de la coopération – DDC
Fondation Education et Développement,
Service „Films pour un seul monde“


Pio Corradi
Séverine Barde
Matthias Kälin
Peter Guyer
Georges Gachot

Sound Mix
Balthasar Jucker
Dieter Meyer
Martin Witz

Anja Bombelli

Sound Design & Re-recording mix
Jürg von Allmen C.A.S.

Color correction
Paul Avondet, Andromeda Film

Awards and nominations

Visions du Réel 2012
Opening film

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

Screenings and festivals

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 Beat Richner M.D. author, and concert cellist; from Zurich to his 5 childern’s hospitals, Kantha Bopha in Cambodia

In BEATOCELLO’s UMBRELLA, award-winning director Georges Gachot 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. With the participation of King Norodom Sihamoni.