The Film is also called "Der Teufel hat gut lachen". I admit it isn't on the level of Früh's top Films "Hinter den 7 Gleisen" or "Bäckerei Zürrer", but still watchable, at least for us who we grew up and lived in Switzerland. I love all these silly old Swiss films who show us our lost past, it is kinda traveling back in time. Anyway for me it matters that I think Kurt Früh really knows how do depict simple people in their daily struggle and that cannot be compared to mainstream cinema. Of course I can speak of it because I myself feel that many of those characters are played simple-minded, naive or sometimes even stupid (not only from Früh's films). That is a characteristic of many old Swiss films which I sometimes even feel a little embarrassed. But it is as it is. We have to accept that. So, I love to watch that film even a second and third time because of where it is filmed and it is not that bad a story, admitting there is no highlight in acting. Even Gustav Knuth.. anyway. Said enough. I really prefer Kurt Früh in his dramatic films.
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