This 1957 Swiss film, directed by Franz Schnyder, was a commercial failure, doubtless because of Schnyder’s courageous examination of Swiss ambivalence toward refugees during World War II. A young man fleeing the Nazis is hidden by some, while others are ready to turn him in. Schnyder focuses on those who help the man; the “bad” Swiss are portrayed distantly, or as unseen threats. The film ultimately becomes a rather stiff and conventional drama, soliciting our empathy for the hero rather than exploring the complex social forces that trap him.