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Home triumphs at Swiss Oscars

The film Home by Geneva director Ursula Meier has won the Best Fiction Film title at the Swiss Film Prize, Switzerland's equivalent of the Oscars.

This content was published on March 8, 2009 - 10:31

It also won the Best Screenplay gong, as well as the Best Emerging Actor or Actress for its ten-year-old old star Kacey Mottet Klein.

The revamped awards were presented at a glittering ceremony, held for the first time in Lucerne, on Saturday evening.

Among the other winners were Céline Bolomey (Best Actress) for Du bruit dans la tête and Dominique Jann (Best Actor) for Luftbusiness.

The Best Documentary award went to No More Smoke Signals by Fanny Bräuning, about a radio station set up by Native Americans.

The modest Mottet Klein told swissinfo ahead of the gala event that he was "very stressed" about the awards. He said he still found it embarrassing to see himself on screen and that he still had a lot of progress to make. However, cinema remains only his second choice of career, after being a pilot, he said.

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