After thirty years of living abroad, Franz Engi returns to his hometown. A lot of things have changed over the years. There are only very few families with children left in the village and ... See full summary »

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After thirty years of living abroad, Franz Engi returns to his hometown. A lot of things have changed over the years. There are only very few families with children left in the village and that is why the school is about to be closed down. Franz decides to save the school and teacher Eva's job in a very unusual way: He maintains he never had the time to go to school when he was a child and is claiming his "right to education" now. Franz, the "new kid in town", sets the ball rolling in Sternenberg. Apart from saving the school , Franz's relationship with Eva has another, completely different purpose, because Franz has a secret... Written by Telepool Zurich

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Meet Franz (69) - the new kid in town

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22 April 2004 (Switzerland)  »

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Produced as a TV-Movie of the week, Swiss Television decided to release STERNENBERG theatrically through BVI in Swiss theatres first. It has become the most sucessful Swiss Film of 2004. However, the TV rights fell back to Swiss Television in October. The broadcast of 3 October 2004 was much anticipated by everybody involved. When the final numbers came in Monday morning it was clear it had become the most successful TV-Movie/Feature Film of recent memory. Drawing more than 816,000 viewers (previous record holder was Jurassic Park in November 1996 with 797'000 viewers) See more »

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