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Writer:
Martin Suter (writer)
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Release Date:
15 December 1999 (France) See more »
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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
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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)
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
That's Switzerland, 8 August 2001
Author: Mort-31 from Vienna, Austria

One of my favourite playwrights is Friedrich Dürrenmatt who came from Switzerland and wrote plays of some let's say political-philosophical significance. He used to turn the world (especially the Swiss one) around and examine it from a rather twisted point of view, but usually he hit the nail on the head. This movie transfers in a hilarious way the Swiss mentality as Dürrenmatt would have presented it. Daniel Schmid gives a wonderful satirical portrait of his country although there aren't almost any Swiss actors speaking the „Schwytzerdytsch` other German speaking citizens usually spoof about Switzerland, and although the two leading characters are not Swiss but Russian and from another country (I couldn't filter out which). Weird jokes, surprisingly good actors and a satirical plot that gets better and better in course of the movie make „Beresina` a sadistic pleasure for every viewer. Of course, the ending and the message of the movie are somewhat exaggerated, but that's what satires are supposed to be. And people who know Switzerland will admit that in the main most things are not too far-fetched. I would be happy, if anybody would produce such a fine movie about my country.

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