2016 / 70 minutes

Directed by
Tino Glimmann Jan Gollob
Country of production
Kosovo Switzerland

KADRI BATUSHA has been building his tremendous house in the outskirts of Prishtina (Kosovo) for 15 years without any plans or permits. The architecture of this enormous building, with its towers, stairs and mazy corridors, is a manifestation of his biography: We get to know a life story shaped by political activism, prison, migration, years as an asylum seeker in Switzerland and the time of war in Kosovo.

Jan Gollob and Tino Glimmann guide us to meet those who live in this unbelievable labyrinth worthy of Xanadu in Citizen Kane, which thus becomes a metaphor for a young anarchic nation.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Albanian Swiss-German
Location(s) depicted
Kosovo Switzerland

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