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The Swissmakers (1978)
"Die Schweizermacher" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Emil Steinberger ...
Moritz Fischer
Walo Lüönd ...
Max Bodmer
Beatrice Kessler ...
Milena Vakulic
Wolfgang Stendar ...
Dr. Helmut Starke
Hilde Ziegler ...
Gertrud Starke
Claudio Caramaschi ...
Franceso Grimolli
Silvia Jost ...
Sandra Grimolli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulrich Beck ...
Sprachlaborlehrer
Josi Berlinger
Gigi Bertolini
Tino Bertrand
Dore De Rosa
Paul Epstein
Aviva Joel
Monika Koch
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Foreigners who apply to become Swiss citizens have no easy task - especially when the police lets Bodmer loose to check upon their background, their integration in the society, and the possible danger they represent to the orderliness and cleanliness of the country. Bodmer gets a new assistant to help him corner unsuitable applicants. Very soon, a couple of conformist German physicians, a pretty Eastern European dancer, and the inevitable (and politically troublesome) Italian immigrant and his family start shooting themselves in the foot in their attempts to get the red passport with a white cross. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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I loved it, and I'm proud to be Swiss
20 August 2003 | by (Biasca, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This Film is very funny, it presents all the good and bad things of Switzerland: banks, watches, kindness, be neutral, be a bit closed minded and with a great attaccement to the traditions. The Story is very simple, we follow 2 people that must decide if some stranger can get the Swiss nationality. Full of amusing situation, with a strange love story, and full of "clichées" about swiss, italian, german,... people that can always bring a smile on the audience. It's the most popular Swiss film ever made, with about 1 Million visitors, it's a little number for the world movies, but very big for our country. Very amusing for all who knows a bit of the european culture or Switzerland


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