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The Swissmakers (1978)

Die Schweizermacher (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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12 October 1979 (West Germany)  »

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Hogyan csináljunk svájcit?  »

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One of the fine swiss movies
3 November 2010 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The movie is still very up to date in terms of migration background and the difficulties of integrating. If the movie would be shot today it would definitely lack the political incorrectness, which is the essence of it all. Of course some of the finest swiss actors participate, giving it a unique touch One of my absolute all-time top favorite movie, and certainly one of those flicks you can watch over and over again.....play it again Sam. Oh yes a few other highlights of swiss flicks: Der schwarze Tanner, Höhenfeuer, Sonnyboy, and of course just recently released Sennentuntschi. Especially Sennentuntschi a combination of Thriller, Mysthic, and bloody Facts will be kept in mind.


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