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Sugar, Home Sickness, Adventure

A film by Manfred Ferrari

Synopsis

As many ethnic groups in Europe, the inhabitants of the Swiss canton Grison have their own emigration history. But the promised land was not America. It was Russia, Poland, Spain or Italy. The ingredients of their emigration were poverty, sugar, home sickness, a pinch of pestilence and the desire for adventure. The result: The pastry makers. Thousands of young Grison boys left their valleys between 1600 and 1900 in order to become confectioners abroad. But why confectioners? Manfred Ferrari follows their trace and finds the last Grison dynasties of pastry makers in Italy.

Technical Details

FormatDigibeta
Duration24 min
Year2004
Original LanguageRumantsch, Italian
SubtitlesGerman
CountrySwitzerland
ISAN0000-0000-D7F2-0000-Z

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  • Credits

    With

    Dolf Kaiser

    Florio Pult

    Lucia Nadin

    Gino Zanin

    Julia Holloway

    Carla Schucani

    Dora Grass

    Giacomo Grass

    Roberto Grass

    Director

    Manfred Ferrari

    Camera

    Pierre Mennel

    Sound

    Matteo de Pellegrini

    Editing

    Heidi Odermatt

    Production

    Hercli Bundi

    Commissioning Editor TvR

    Mariano Tschuor

    Felix Karrer

    With support from

    Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden

    Promoziun da la cultura Chantun Grischun

    Corporaziun dals cumüns concessiunaris da las OEE

    Biblioteca Engiadinaisa