Only a formal handshake separates two politicians from a sealed contract. But as both stubbornly try to gain the upper hand within the gesture, their grim intransigence takes on a monstrous life of its own

All citizens of Earth will recognize its set up: two seemingly benign men representing opposing parties or regions, about to engage in a yawn-worthy handshake signifying peace and agreement. What happens next represents the underlying complexities behind such a simple gesture, relating to ego, human error, and silly red tape. “Hand in Hand” is a smart commentary on governments around the world that will make you laugh at its absurdity and cringe at the fact that this grotesque body horror comedy isn’t too far off from reality.

Leading Actors: Jürg Plüss, Urs Peter Wolters, + Jürg Bünzli

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