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The Inventor (1980)

Der Erfinder (original title)
Jakob is an obsessive inventor who lives in a Swiss village. He receives unconditional support from his friend Otti, but that is about all; the other villagers do not tolerate Jakob's ... See full summary »

Director:

Kurt Gloor

Writers:

Kurt Gloor (screenplay), Hansjörg Schneider (play)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Ganz ... Jakob Nüssli
Walo Lüönd Walo Lüönd ... Otti
Verena Peter Verena Peter ... Martha Nüssli
Oliver Diggelmann Oliver Diggelmann ... Seppli Nüssli
Klaus Knuth ... Philipp Nüssli
Thomas Ott Thomas Ott ... Kobi (as Thomas S. Ott)
Babett Arens Babett Arens ... Lisbeth Nüssli
Inigo Gallo Inigo Gallo ... Viktor
Brigitt Brigitt ... Zugkuh (cow)
Erwin Kohlund Erwin Kohlund ... Fabrikant (Facrory-owner)
Klaus Steiger Klaus Steiger ... Arzt (Doktor)
Walter Ruch Walter Ruch ... Pfarrer (Reverend)
Mathias Gnädinger Mathias Gnädinger ... Spekulant (Speculator)
Ettore Cella Ettore Cella ... Patron
Margrit Rainer Margrit Rainer ... Herta
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Storyline

Jakob is an obsessive inventor who lives in a Swiss village. He receives unconditional support from his friend Otti, but that is about all; the other villagers do not tolerate Jakob's eccentricities very well. He perserveres in spite of this obstacle and finally invents a viable carriage that does not run on wheels but on a tread. Written by Ørnås

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

German

Release Date:

September 1981 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

L'inventeur See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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