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Director:
Writer:
Martin Suter (writer)
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Release Date:
15 December 1999 (France) See more »
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Plot:
An innocent Russian call girl believes that she would make use of her influential contacts to get Swiss nationality. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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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

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)
Aspect Ratio:
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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A political burlesque with a vengeance, 16 August 1999
Author: Sergeiii from Fribourg, Switzerland

This is by far the funniest Swiss movie to hit the screens since decades, maybe with the sad exception of Thomas Koerfer's "Green Henry" - where all the puns were unintentional. The plot of "Beresina" is so original that no word should be lost about it in front of anyone who intends seeing the movie. The acting is superb throughout, with newcomer Elena Panova carrying the whole film on her shoulders with amazing ease. Still, this doesn't mean "Beresina" is a perfect satire. Schmid is not a comedy director by nature, and sometimes the film suffers from the maker's conviction that any kind of overstatement or repetition is funny in its own right. Furthermore, the strong focus on national themes will hardly allow the film to travel very far. However, what finally matters here is that Swiss cinema has been in need of a vital injection for a very long time, and that this movie is doubtlessly it.

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