Beatocello by Georges Gachot

Beatocello’s umbrella


Georges Gachot

Since 1996 the film director has been following the story of doctor and cellist Beat Richner and his children’s hospitals in Cambodia. In portraying this Swiss man, aged 64, this film is about a life and an extraordinary voyage of 40 years, this documentary reveals a utopian artist who realized his visions by becoming a builder of hospitals in the land of the Khmer.

Festivals & Awards

Visions du Réel 2012

Original title: L'ombrello di Beatocello

Production: Georges Gachot, SRF, SRG SSR

Nationality: Switzerland

Year of production: 2012

Running time: 85 & 52



Beatocello Umbrella Poster

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