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Leo Sonnyboy (1989)

Leo, a stout, calm, actually boring, but nice fellow ist persuaded by a frivolous friend (who has a wife) to marry his Thai girlfriend in pretence, so that she with a Swiss husband is ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Rolf Lyssy

Writers:

Ursula Bischof (collaboration), Georg Janett (collaboration) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathias Gnädinger Mathias Gnädinger ... Leo Mangold
Christian Kohlund ... Adrian Hauser
Ankie Lau Ankie Lau ... Apia Kolong (as Ankie Beilke-Lau)
Dieter Meier Dieter Meier ... Willi Zeier
Hilde Ziegler Hilde Ziegler ... Lisbeth Hauser
Heinz Bühlmann Heinz Bühlmann ... Ferdi Ratz
Peach Weber Peach Weber ... Rico
Esther Gemsch Esther Gemsch ... Evelyn (as Esther Christinat)
Stephanie Glaser ... Berta Mangold
Walter Ruch Walter Ruch
Gaby Schwager Gaby Schwager
Vernice Miller Vernice Miller
Katharina Schütz Katharina Schütz
Lo De Fleury Lo De Fleury
Paul Krog Paul Krog
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Leo, a stout, calm, actually boring, but nice fellow ist persuaded by a frivolous friend (who has a wife) to marry his Thai girlfriend in pretence, so that she with a Swiss husband is allowed to stay in Switzerland. Quite funny, how shy both behave, when she reluctantly comes to Leo's flat. But after some time - you may have guessed - the unplanned happens: she begins to like and even love Leo, and turns away from her airy boyfriend. Leo in return also falls in love with her and has a hard time to explain to his mother, that he secretly has married only to do his friend a favour. Things get complicated, as Apia (so the name of the Asian girl) works in a brothel and Leo has to buy out the pimp to free Apia from this milieu. He even fight the Swiss bureaucracy, which got wind of the false marriage without knowing, it has become real love. Leo literally saves Apia in the last minute at the airport when she forcibly is to be repatriated. This eventually convinces the state clerk. The film...

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German | German

Release Date:

16 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leo Sonnyboy: Vom Trauerkloß zum Herzensbrecher See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DRS, Hubschmid, Edi See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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