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Writer:
Martin Suter (writer)
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15 December 1999 (France) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Elena Panova ... Irina

Geraldine Chaplin ... Charlotte De
Martin Benrath ... Alt-Divisionär Sturzenegger

Ulrich Noethen ... Dr. Alfred Waldvogel
Iván Darvas ... Direktor Vetterli
Marina Confalone ... Benedetta Hösli
Stefan Kurt ... Claude Bürki
Hans-Peter Korff ... Nationalrat Tschanz
Joachim Tomaschewsky ... Alt Bundesrat von Gunten
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulrich Beck
Ivan Desny ... Rudolf Stauffacher
Schuyler Landolt
Hilde Ziegler ... Frau Vetterli
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Directed by
Daniel Schmid 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Martin Suter  writer

Produced by
Karl Baumgartner .... co-producer
Marcel Hoehn .... producer
Michael Seeber .... co-producer
Heinz Stussak .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Carl Hänggi 
 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
 
Film Editing by
Daniela Roderer 
 
Production Design by
Kathrin Brunner 
 
Costume Design by
Birgit Hutter 
 
Makeup Department
Thomas Nellen .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Antje Paul Leinberger .... executive in charge of production (as Antje Paul)
Peter Spoerri .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcel Just .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Thérèse Traber .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Sören Blüthgen .... foley recordist
Günther Friedhoff .... sound technician
Stefan Korte .... sound re-recording mixer
Kai Storck .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Luc Yersin .... sound
Guido Zettier .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Demmer .... key grip
Tom Meyer .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Schneider .... wardrobe
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Last Days of Switzerland" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
France:U | Germany:12 (f) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)

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Jede Schwizer Isch E Bedrohig För Sis Aigene Land, 16 September 2010
Author: semiotechlab-658-95444 from United States

In English: Every Swiss citizen is a menace for his own homeland. It is a fact, well known in Switzerland, that after World War II, the role of a Swiss Gestapo was taken over by every Swiss citizen himself, moving the curtain whenever someone left the house or arrived, noticing painfully if She has a man with her or not - the next time: if He is the same man She had before with her. Such a day is long, especially for the house-wives and the retired: No wonder that the results of this breathtaking observations have to be reported meanwhile and exchanged with the other finks and informers and plants. Officially, however, "Spitzels" there were only behind the Iron Curtain, and the big difference of the Swiss "Fröntler" from the German Nazis was THE reason that Hitler did not invade Switzerland. This "strategy" has even gotten a name: Geistige Landesverteidigung (Spiritual Homeland-Defense), and prices were given for people who won merits. That the most terrible events in and around World War II can obviously best or only treated in the form of comedies, we know since Chaplin's "Great Dictator" and until Achternbusch's "Das Letzte Loch". And "Beresina", too, is a comedy, although director Daniel Schmid has ever done one before. That "Beresina" grew also into Scmid's last movie, was due to his progressive disease rather than purpose.

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