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Akropolis Now (1983)

| Comedy
Two young men from Zurich want to make the big deal by driving two cars from Zurich to Cairo.


Hans Liechti


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Credited cast:
Wolfram Berger Wolfram Berger ... Flo
Roger Jendly Roger Jendly ... Jean-Luc
João Karoauk João Karoauk ... Blade Sizis
Dominique Laffin ... Camille
Christine Lauterburg Christine Lauterburg ... Erika
Max Rüdlinger Max Rüdlinger ... Walti


Two young men from Zurich want to make the big deal by driving two cars from Zurich to Cairo.

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The Swiss can be funny
20 March 2003 | by manuel-pestalozziSee all my reviews

But they have to try very hard. In this classic buddy/road movie the effort pays and guarantees good entertainment - not least thanks to the valuable help of Austrian actor Wolfram Berger, French actress Dominique Laffin and many secondary characters and extras from Italy, former Yugoslavia and Greece.

Many Swiss are seriously worried about the lack of excitement in their lives. So are the two guys in this movie who try to escape temporarily from the tediousness of their comfortable midlife-crisis existence in Zurich. They buy two big American cars with the intention of driving them to Athens and shipping them to Egypt where they could be sold for a handsome profit. Trouble starts right from the beginning. Not only does one of the guys suspect the other of having an affair with his wife, he also discovers that his partner unexpectedly takes a woman with him on the trip, a mysterious beauty he literally bumped into the day before departure. At the first stop on the way the woman snatches one of the cars, leaving a note telling the the two to follow her in the other one. A cat and mouse game throughout the balkans ensues until the two guys are reunited in Athens with the mysterious beauty and the second car. The movie is mainly about the two main characters, Walti and Flo, and about how they relate to each other and to their surroundings. One delightful sketch follows the other - if you always wanted to know how you could gate crash an official discotheque in socialist Zagreb, you must watch this movie! Max Rüdlinger as the sour faced, outwardly overly correct, slightly crooked Swiss was never better than here in his role as Walti. He represents in this movie a funny, authentic and actually quite endearing example of Swissness. Berger's and Laffin's very good performances help to highlight this.

There is no actor called Ricardo Nimtz in the cast and no character called Chester Nimtz in the movie.

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