The Grüningers File / One Step to Freedom

Poster for The Grüningers File / One Step to Freedom February 1939: Switzerland closes its borders to Jewish refugees. Hundreds of people continue crossing the border without a valid visa. An investigation is launched by the Chief of the Swiss immigration authorities to look into the illegal border crossings. Police inspector Robert Frei, a young, ambitious official who believes in authority, is summoned to the canton of St. Gallen. There, he finds out that Gruninger is letting refugees in without a valid visa, and even forging documents, and bringing refugees over the border illegally. Gruninger is doing this out of pure humanity. Gruninger's unreasonableness and the sight of the refugees seeking help, makes Frei doubt whether his task is right. Should he present his report to a superior? Or cover for Paul Gruninger?

Original title:
Akte Grüninger
96 minutes
Alain Gsponer

Shown at

  1. 13th Annual Ruth and Bernard Friedman Windsor Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  2. 18th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. 21st Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  4. 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. 26th Annual Orange County International Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  7. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  8. Judaica - Mostra de Cultura e Cinema - 2016
  9. Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien - 2014
  10. Savannah Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  11. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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