Long-haired barefoot people. Free love! Veganism! Experiments with drugs… The sixties, right? Not quite. Over a hundred years ago just outside the little village Ascona, in southern Switzerland, the alternative movement was born. This is their forgotten story.
FREAK OUT! tells the untold story of a group of middleclass kids who in 1900 revolted against their time and started the original alternative community. A community based on veganism, feminism, pacifism and free love. Soon it attracted most of Europe’s cultural radicals. Through their eyes we unfold the uncanny similarities between our time and what they revolted against in the early 20th century.