House by the lake –


Foto: Zodiac Pic. Ltd 2020
Foto: Zodiac Pic. Ltd 2020
Foto: Zodiac Pic. Ltd 2020

After the stroke of the elderly head of the family, it is clear to the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor family that Josef will not be admitted to a nursing home. Instead, the young Polish woman Wanda is hired to look after him around the clock at home in the villa on Lake Zurich.  The work is poorly paid, but Wanda needs the money for her own family in Poland. Since they all live under one roof, Wanda gets an intimate glimpse into the family life of the rich and respected Swiss family. So intimate, in fact, that Wanda unexpectedly becomes pregnant. The family reacts in horror and everyone’s nerves are on edge. Relentlessly and with deep black humour, director Bettina Oberli looks behind the scenes of an outwardly stable family life.


  • Credits

    Switzerland 2021
    Length: 111 min
    Director: Bettina Oberli
    Screenplay: Cooky Ziesche, Bettina Oberli
    Cast: Agnieszka Grochowska, Marthe Keller, André Jung, Birgit Minichmayr

    Version: German