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Sennentuntschi (2010)

Three lonely herdsmen starved of female companionship creates the girl of their dreams, from a broom, some straw and a few rags. The creation - Sennentuntschi, lives and breathe to cook, clean and look after the three.

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Sennentuntschi
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Sebastian Reusch
Andrea Zogg ...
Erwin
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Martin
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Albert
Hanspeter Müller ...
Notter (as Hanspeter Müller-Drossart)
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Theres
Ueli Jäggi ...
Pfarrer Salis
Peter Jecklin ...
Dr. Zingg
Daniel Rohr ...
Bauer Stähli
Paula Marija ...
Bibi
Alice Blaser ...
Maria
Herbert Leiser ...
Kommissar Matter
Luciano Simioni ...
Studer
Birgit C. Krammer ...
Birgit
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Three lonely herdsmen starved of female companionship creates the girl of their dreams, from a broom, some straw and a few rags. The creation - Sennentuntschi, lives and breathe to cook, clean and look after the three.

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Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps  »

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The film is loosely based upon an Alpine to fable called "The Guschg Herdsmen's Doll" but commonly referred to as Sennentuntschi across Switzerland. See more »

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The story is set in 1975, Sebastian drives a VAZ-2121 (Lada Niva). But this model of Lada was only manufactured from 1977. See more »

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Version of Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (1989) See more »

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A delightful Swiss surprise
22 October 2016 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Watched this on Netflix, intrigued by the description about an old folktale. The film turned out to be somewhat contrary to my expectations, but actually in a good way.

Without giving too much away, the film is a slow-burner that moves on multiple time levels. The flow feels natural, and adds to the mystery, so the chosen narrative approach was a good one. The film contains none of the modern Hollywoodian jump-scare crap - another top-notch decision by the director and writers. The main timeline's '70s setting helps to create the slightly skewered atmosphere of the film.

The film can be interpreted on several metaphorical levels, but it works well even when just taken as a genre movie. All in all, I really liked the idea and its execution. Emotional stuff, really well played.

Be warned though. As said, this is a real slow-burner, and the horror primarily comes from the atmosphere and -- well, you should check it out!


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