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Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz (1999)

An innocent Russian call girl believes that she would make use of her influential contacts to get Swiss nationality.

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Daniel Schmid

Writer:

Martin Suter
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elena Panova Elena Panova ... Irina
Geraldine Chaplin ... Charlotte De
Martin Benrath ... Alt-Divisionär Sturzenegger
Ulrich Noethen ... Dr. Alfred Waldvogel
Iván Darvas ... Direktor Vetterli
Marina Confalone Marina Confalone ... Benedetta Hösli
Stefan Kurt ... Claude Bürki
Hans-Peter Korff Hans-Peter Korff ... Nationalrat Tschanz
Joachim Tomaschewsky Joachim Tomaschewsky ... Alt Bundesrat von Gunten
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulrich Beck Ulrich Beck
Ivan Desny ... Rudolf Stauffacher
Schuyler Landolt Schuyler Landolt
Hilde Ziegler Hilde Ziegler ... Frau Vetterli
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An innocent Russian call girl believes that she would make use of her influential contacts to get Swiss nationality.

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Comedy

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Country:

Switzerland | Germany | Austria

Language:

German | Swiss German

Release Date:

3 August 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jede Schwizer Isch E Bedrohig För Sis Aigene Land
16 September 2010 | by semiotechlab-658-95444See all my reviews

In English: Every Swiss citizen is a menace for his own homeland. It is a fact, well known in Switzerland, that after World War II, the role of a Swiss Gestapo was taken over by every Swiss citizen himself, moving the curtain whenever someone left the house or arrived, noticing painfully if She has a man with her or not - the next time: if He is the same man She had before with her. Such a day is long, especially for the house-wives and the retired: No wonder that the results of this breathtaking observations have to be reported meanwhile and exchanged with the other finks and informers and plants. Officially, however, "Spitzels" there were only behind the Iron Curtain, and the big difference of the Swiss "Fröntler" from the German Nazis was THE reason that Hitler did not invade Switzerland. This "strategy" has even gotten a name: Geistige Landesverteidigung (Spiritual Homeland-Defense), and prices were given for people who won merits. That the most terrible events in and around World War II can obviously best or only treated in the form of comedies, we know since Chaplin's "Great Dictator" and until Achternbusch's "Das Letzte Loch". And "Beresina", too, is a comedy, although director Daniel Schmid has ever done one before. That "Beresina" grew also into Scmid's last movie, was due to his progressive disease rather than purpose.


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