Scheherazade (2001)

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This first feature of Swiss hockey player turned director Riccardo Signorell was well received at the Locarno Film Festival in 2001. It is a drama concerning the Rehstahls, a wealthy Swiss family living on Zurich's gold coast. Peter Rehstahl is an arrogant middle-aged business man who believes he can have everything and knows no limitations, not even when it comes to incest. For many years he's had a relationship with his daughter, Luise, and has gotten away with it. But things are about to change on Luise's 18th birthday. In celebration of the event, Rehstahl hosts a party aboard his yacht on Lake Zurich, with many of his closest business associates as guests. Unexpectedly, his son, Michael, arrives without an invitation. Michael not only has a chip on his shoulder, he has come to demand money. When Rehstahl refuses, Michael exposes the relationship between his father and sister. As the sun sets, father and son go at one another with recriminations which forces everyone aboard the yacht to look into themselves, to admit to dastardly deeds that have remained too long in silence.