Man sacked for film link backed by federal court
A man who was sacked from his job when it was revealed he wrote a screenplay for a controversial splatter movie – Mad Heidi – has won his case in the Federal Court.
The man had worked in security at Zurich airport when his extra-curricular activities came to light.
He was criticized by Zurich cantonal police for his involvement in the film which involves graphic, comical violence, Swiss satire with Nazi clichés – and torture by fondue.
Initially a lower Zurich court backed the man in March, calling his dismissal ‘abusive’ – but the canton appealed to the Federal Court – which again backed the man.
He says he’s relieved at the verdict.
The film itself hasn’t been made yet – but has been raising money through crowdfunding. Shooting is planned for next year.
There is a trailer on the website - madheidi.com. Viewer discretion is advised. But it is very funny.