VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

Just A Normal Working Week

Switzerland, 15 minutes, 2013
Directed by Christoph Frutiger
Screening: Screening: Big Wall Climbing Show, Sun Feb 9 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

A team of elite alpinists attempt a winter ascent of the West Face of Cerro Torre.

Join Stephan Siegrist as he returns to the West Face of Cerro Torre, a route he has already climbed in winter back in 1999. He brings with him an all-star cast of European alpinists as they try to conquer the numerous difficulties associated with winter climbing in Patagonia.

Christoph Frutiger was born on 9 April 1965 in Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland where he lives with his wife and the two daughters. After having become a teacher, he underwent further training to qualify as a cameraman in New York. Thereafter he worked as an assistant cameraman in New York, in the Bavaria Studios of Munich and in Switzerland. After that he began his work as a freelance cameraman. Amongst other things, Christoph Frutiger works for television channels in Switzerland and other countries. As second unit he has been involved in two Bond films and Band of Brothers by Steven Spielberg. In addition, he produces commercials and documentary films. He has contributed to several large screen productions for the Mystery Park at Interlaken and directed various documentaries, partly together with Christine Kopp, including also a very personal portrait of his uncle, the famous Swiss typography designer Adrian Frutiger. Christoph Frutiger has won various awards for his work.

Christine Kopp was born in Berne on 15 January 1967 and lives in Berne and in Lecco in Northern Italy. After qualifying as a translator she in 1991 began her career as a freelance translator, journalist and editor. She has specialized in mountaineering and tourism issues and so far translated twelve books from Italian and French. Since 1994 she has been the editor responsible for the pages about mountaineering of the well-known Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. She has written and published various books. Together with Christoph Frutiger she has directed various films being responsible for the script. Their film “Cerro Torre – They don’t want to understand it” was broadcast on Swiss television and presented at numerous international mountain film festivals where it had considerable success winning the award for the best climbing documentary at Cervinia, Italy.

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