The film tells the story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him - they want him to become a pianist. However, one day the boy, Vitus, is no longer ... See full summary »
Fredi M. Murer
Goalie has just been released from prison after spending a year inside for keeping his mouth shut for his best buddy Ueli. He heads for his hometown of Schummertal, a small town where ... See full summary »
At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley Maclean), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice ... See full summary »
February 1939: Switzerland closes its borders to Jewish refugees. Hundreds of people continue crossing the border without a valid visa. An investigation is launched by the Chief of the ... See full summary »
Foreigners who apply to become Swiss citizens have no easy task - especially when the police lets Bodmer loose to check upon their background, their integration in the society, and the ... See full summary »
'You can get it if you really want.' If this sentence applies to anyone, then it most definitely applies to Florian Burkhardt. He achieved nearly everything he wanted. Except the one thing that was most important to him: escaping himself.
Peter J. Burkhardt
The demise of airline Swissair in 2001 was a huge blow to Switzerland's economy and to the country's morale. It was a sad day for Swiss history when the airline's fleet was grounded on 2 ... See full summary »
László I. Kish
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80 year old Martha decides to open a lingerie shop in a small Swiss village
Months after the death of her husband Martha decides to die: She puts on her most festive dress and lies down on her bed, the photograph of her beloved on her chest. But alas, she wakes up the next day, in best health, but late for church. She decides to make a change and - encouraged by a friend - makes an old dream come true - her very own shop for lingerie. But Martha lives in a small village AND is the mother of the village priest ...
Originally this wonderful little gem was planned for Swiss television only, thank God some people realized what a shame that would have been and "Die Herbstzeitlosen" was brought to the cinema. The acting is great, and it would be difficult to imagine a better "Martha" than Stefanie Glaser - who by the way is even older than her film character and had never before played the lead in a feature film for the cinema. As far as I know there are talks about a remake for the US - what a surprise - but anyone who has the chance to see the original should take it. This is a film with a very heartwarming, uplifting story with enough humor and true characters to keep it from turning sugary.
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