Un Juif Pour l’Exemple

April 1942. The war seems far away in the small Swiss town of Payerne. Yet the local economy is weak, and some people are malcontent… Join us for a screening of this excellent Swiss film, which runs as part of this year’s Francophonie Film Festival. Click through to win free tickets.

Event Details


Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street , Brookline , Massachusetts 02446 United States


March 02, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm America/New York (UTC-05:00)



Within the celebrations of “le mois de la francophonie” in New England, five representations come together to present the Francophonie Film Festival: the Consulate General of France, French Cultural Center, Québec Government Office in Boston, Flickers – Rhode Island International Film Festival, and swissnex Boston.

On Thursdays throughout March, a French-language film, with English subtitles, will be screened at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. All films begin at 7:00 pm.

At this year’s Francophonie Film Festival, swissnex Boston presents Un Juif Pour l’Exemple, directed by Jacob Berger, starring the talented Bruno Ganz. Space is limited! Purchase your ticket ahead of time to guarantee your seat.

After the screening, join us in the lobby for conversation and a beverage.

SYNOPSIS: April 1942. The war seems far away in the small Swiss town of Payerne. Yet the local economy is weak, and some people are malcontent. The cafes are full of sinister characters. Garage owner Fernand Ischi and his men have sworn fealty to the Nazi Party. They dream of catching Adolf Hitler’s attention. On April 16, the next local cattle fair will take place and Arthur Bloch, a livestock dealer, will attend. That is the day a Jew will be killed as an example. The film stars the beloved and talented Bruno Ganz in the leading role.

Duration: 73 minutes | Release: 2016 | In French with English subtitles.



3/2 | Un Juif Pour l’Exemple – (event has passed)
Jacob Berger
Presented by swissnex Boston

3/9 | Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme – (event has passed)
Christian Laurence
Presented by Québec Government Office in Boston

3/23 | Five Shorts – purchase tickets

  • La Fugue, Jean-Bernard Marlin | France
  • Brûleurs, Farid Bentoumi | France/Algeria
  • Nobody Dies Here, Simon Panay | France/Benin
  • Amen, Marie-Hélène Viens and Philippe Lupien | Canada
  • L’étourdissement, Gérard Pautonnier | France
    Presented by Rhode Island International Film Festival

3/30 | Polina, Danser sa Vie – purchase tickets
Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj
Presented by Consulate General of France in Boston and French Cultural Center