Seven of Walser’s love stories are translated word by word by Swiss movie-author Walo Deuber into a so-called "Visual Book" of 50 minutes. The texts are narrated verbatim by Bruno Ganz and interpreted by the actors Anja Margoni and Florian Rummel in silent-movie black and white pictures.
The "Visual Book" with the German title „Er, der Hut, sitzt auf ihm, dem Kopf“ provides a new and easy approach to some of Robert Walser’s well known and some just recently discovered texts. Music by Zurich composer Daniel Fueter adds to the fun of getting these texts told in a new way as well as do the animations by Jochen Ehmann introducing all of the seven love stories.

Walo Deuber
Studies of Literature and History, Zürich and Berlin.
2001/03/05/07 Prof. ‘German Studies’, California State University Long Beach
Walo Deuber passed away in April 2017.
2005 Ricordare Anna, fiction
1998 Fading Traces - Postscripts from a landscape of Memories, documentary
1989 Klassezämekunft , fiction (Co-director: Peter Stierlin)
1986 Videopoly oder Duponts Verschwinden, fiction (Co-director: Peter Stierlin)
1985 Der Schwarze Tanner, Fiction (script together with Xavier Koller)

51 min.

German (narrated by Bruno Ganz)

French (by Roger Jendly)
Italian (by Giuseppe Cederna)

Doc Productions GmbH, Zürich/CH

Anja Margoni, Florian Rummel, Dodo Hug

Bruno Ganz

Photographer: Stefan Runge
Art Director: Catharina Strebel
Editor: Raoul Meier
Animations: Jochen Ehmann
Music: Daniel Fueter
Producer: Rose-Marie Schneider


With the support of
Kulturförderung Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Luzern, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Zürich, Ringier AG, Dr. Adolf Streuli-Stiftung, Succès Cinéma

In Coproduction with
Swiss Television SF, TSR, RTSI

World Rights
Doc Productions GmbH

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