The Wonder Doctor
The wonder doctor
2017, Suisse, 33′
The movie narrates the story of Stefan Theiler, a Swiss “Movie Doctor”, who wants to transform the world into a better place thanks to the knowledge of movies that people can watch to enhance their individual and collective lives.
Stefan lives in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, where since 2009 he runs a dvd rental store called “Dr. Strangelove Video Apotheke”. He is daily visited by locals as well as passers-by, and performs what he calls “film therapy” to everyone who wants to solve their individual or collective problems.
In 2016 Stefan was candidate for major of the city of Bern and in 2017 he was running for the Prefekt of the region. He was unsuccessful on both occasion.
He regards movie as a university that brings a a unique understanding of life, and believes that if everyone was to apply the knowledge spread by movies, the world would be a better place.
The director met Stefan by chance in 2016 and decided to go back to Switzerland to realize a movie telling his story.