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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 more »

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Emil Steinberger ...
Moritz Fischer
Walo Lüönd ...
Max Bodmer
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Milena Vakulic
Wolfgang Stendar ...
Dr. Helmut Starke
Hilde Ziegler ...
Gertrud Starke
Claudio Caramaschi ...
Franceso Grimolli
Silvia Jost ...
Sandra Grimolli
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Ulrich Beck ...
Sprachlaborlehrer
Josi Berlinger
Gigi Bertolini
Tino Bertrand
Dore De Rosa
Paul Epstein
Aviva Joel
Monika Koch
Bettina Lindtberg ...
Martha Grosz
Werner Panzer
Johannes Peyer
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William S. Tall
Timour Ratlas
Michi Senn
Valerie Steinmann ...
Zimmervermieterin
Ernst Stiefel ...
Polizeichef
Luzius Versell
Walter Wefel ...
(as Walter Werfel)
Daia Zwicky

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Rolf Lyssy

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Rolf Lyssy ... (writer)
 
Christa Maerker ... (writer)

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Marcel Hoehn ... producer
Rolf Lyssy ... producer
Rose-Marie Schneider ... assistant producer
Walter Schoch ... producer

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Jonas C. Haefeli ... (as Jonas C. Häfeli)

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Fritz E. Maeder ... (as Fritz E. Mäder)

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Georg Janett

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Daniela Roderer ... assistant editor

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Bernhard Sauter

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Edith Peier

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Greta Roderer

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Giacomo Peier ... makeup artist

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Rudolf Santschi ... production manager

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Georg Janett ... assistant director

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Adrian Zschokke ... props

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Peter Begert ... sound mixer
Pavol Jasovsky ... boom operator
Hans Künzi ... sound

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Max Isler ... lighting technician
André Simmen ... lighting technician
Jean-Luc Wey ... assistant camera

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Hans-Ulrich Jordi ... location manager

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Ursula Bischof ... script supervisor

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  • Rex Film (1978) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • TV5Monde (2013) (Japan) (tv) (subtitled) (French version)

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Plot 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 possible danger they represent to the orderliness and cleanliness of the country. Bodmer gets a new assistant to help him corner unsuitable applicants. Very soon, a couple of conformist German physicians, a pretty Eastern European dancer, and the inevitable (and politically troublesome) Italian immigrant and his family start shooting themselves in the foot in their attempts to get the red passport with a white cross. Written by Eduardo Casais

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Also Known As
  • Les faiseurs de Suisse (Switzerland, French title)
  • The Swissmakers (World-wide, English title)
  • I fabbricasvizzeri (Italy)
  • Как стать швейцарцем (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Sveitser-makerne (Norway)
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  • 107 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In 1970s the Yugoslav passport was one of the best in the world for travel. As stated in Munevera Hadzisehovic's book, "A Muslim Woman in Tito's Yugoslavia", the Yugoslav passport has been described as highly regarded and that with it immigrants were able to find jobs among European firms trading with the East and other countries. It was also described as 'one of the most convenient in the world, as it was one of the few with which a person could travel freely through both the East and West' during the cold war (Ruud Van Dijk's "Encyclopedia of the Cold War"). See more »

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