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by Robert Müller


Until recently, charcoal burning was a widespread practice in Europe. In Switzerland, the production of charcoal supplied an important source of income for people in the woodland regions of the Jura, the Ticino, and around Mount Napf. Today, Western European charcoal burning is practiced almost exclusively in a museum setting – except in one region: in the woods around Bramboden, in Switzerland’s Entlebuch valley, charcoal burning is still practiced commercially.

international title: Pure Charcoal
original title: Köhlernächte
country: Switzerland
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Robert Müller
film run: 93'
screenplay: Robert Müller
cinematography by: Pio Corradi
film editing: Kathrin Plüss, Mirella Nüesch
music: Fritz Hauser
producer: Carola Kutzner
co-producer: Urs Augstburger
production: Zeitraum Film, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
distributor: Filmcoopi
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