A Forgotten Man


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, May 10 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, May 11 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, May 12 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, May 13 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, May 14 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, May 16 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:88 minutes
Production Country:Switzerland, United Kingdom
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Laurent Nègre
Cast:Michael Neuenschwander
Manuela Biedermann
Yann Philipona


From Switzerland comes an intimate World War II psychological thriller — “A Forgotten Man” — examining the implications of neutrality in times of war.

In the spring of 1945 as Nazi Germany collapses, Swiss ambassador Heinrich Zwygart flees bombed-out Berlin after serving eight years in the capital of the Reich. This is the end of a dreadful mandate, during which he had to make fatal compromises to preserve the neutrality and security of his country.

While he tries to reunite with his estranged family in his unscathed home country, the arrival of peace puts Zwygart in a delicate position. How could the Swiss policy, which was more than favorable to Germany, be justified at a time when the Allies and the Russians are liberating Europe and question the behavior of the Swiss Government during the war? For Switzerland to end on the winning side after the war, someone will have to pay.

Haunted by his past, struggling to secure a future, but driven by his ambition Zwygart feels the trap closing in on him. He made it through the war, but will he survive peace?