• 9 10
  • 2021
  • 131min
  • Original Title: Nemesis

A filmmaker documents Zurich’s train station demolition and its replacement by a prison, reflecting on history’s erasure and the implications of heightened security.


OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA/ DOK. Fest/ Visions Du Réel/ MOMA Doc Fortnight 

Nemesis - An exploration between historical memory and modern security

This captivating documentary delves into the destruction of a distinctive train station in Zurich and its replacement with a new prison and police center. Filmed from the unique vantage point of the filmmaker’s window, the documentary incorporates poignant testimonies from prisoners awaiting deportation.

Through this lens, the film examines how society grapples with the erasure of historical landmarks and the rise of security-focused structures, questioning what we lose in the process.

Thomas Imbach
Thomas Imbach Director

Production Companies

Okofilm Productions

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