Switzerland doesn't seem to have much stardom to offer. In THIS case however it looks like every important role was played by a big Swiss stage- or TV-star.
Beat Schlatter plays the wannabe stand up comedian Roni Beck who has more willpower than talent. Or could it be that he's just always the right guy in the wrong place? All he needs is a fair chance - and that is hard to come by. Without job and money he hides in his mothers room in the old people's home. He soon is discovered by the home's manager Serge (played by Patrick Frey). Instead of kicking Roni out Serge abuses him as cheap workforce, but at the same time is taking care of Roni's stage career. Roni on the other hand struggles with his new job as an informal male nurse and makes new friends in the old people's home. But - as in real life - comedy and tragedy go hand in hand.
Beat Schlatter - who not only plays the lead character but also wrote the script to KOMIKER (translation: 'comedian') - is one of the finest script authors in Switzerland. He also has extensive experience in comedy, as he performed (together with Patrick Frey) live on stage for many years. This is their second film after the much successful movie KATZENDIEBE (see imdb.com).
The main characters in KOMIKER are played by all-time favourite Swiss actors like Stephanie Glaser (Roni's mother), Walo Lüönd, Mathias Gnädinger or Pinkas Braun.
So, if you like your comedy to be a little bit more twisted, maybe even darker and reality-based... KOMIKER is the movie for you to see.
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