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  (in credits order)
Mathias Gnädinger ... Leo Mangold

Christian Kohlund ... Adrian Hauser
Ankie Lau ... Apia Kolong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinz Bühlmann
Esther Gemsch (as Ester Christinat)

Stephanie Glaser
Dieter Meier ... Willi Zeier
Peach Weber ... Rico
Hilde Ziegler

Directed by
Rolf Lyssy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rolf Lyssy 

Produced by
Edi Hubschmid .... producer
Original Music by
Ruedi Häusermann 
Cinematography by
Hans Liechti 
Film Editing by
Lilo Gerber 
Production Design by
Edith Peier 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ursala Bischoff .... assistant director
Sound Department
Remo Belli .... sound


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USA:95 min
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Heartwarming and by all means not at all unrealistic, 16 July 2007
Author: Enneos1 from Germany

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Somebody has added the stupid line "Vom Trauerkloß zum Herzensbrecher" to the title, which I even don't want to translate. It raises false expectations. There is no Stan Laurel turning into Jean-Paul Belmondo, just an average man who could be living next door without you even noticing him for months.

If you dream of an Asian wife that by chance enters your life, this is the film for you. It is the Swiss version of the movie "Green Card" with a Happy End. A stout locomotive driver, who hast passed his youth and leading so normal a life, that is is already boring, is asked by a friend to marry his(!) Thai girlfriend in pretence, so that she can stay in Switzerland. Reluctantly he finally agrees. As he is a nice man, the girl soon discover his "real" qualities and step by step they really fall in love with each other. Surely not the first arranged marriage, which has turned the participants into real lovers, the film's story is not at all loony. It even has its humorous moments, when bride and groom come to the ex-bachelor's flat. The man even has to fight a pimp and a bureaucrat to keep his love by his side. A nice surprise awaits him at the end of the film. To be watched and enjoyed with a twinkling in the eye.

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