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Welcome to Switzerland (2004)

Bienvenue en Suisse (original title)
Thierry has left Switzerland and lives in France: he is ethnologist specialized in the Laplanders.Now he returns to Switzerland with his companion Sophie for the burial of his ... See full summary »

Director:

Léa Fazer

Writer:

Léa Fazer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vincent Perez ... Aloïs Couchepin
Emmanuelle Devos ... Sophie
Denis Podalydès ... Thierry
Walo Lüönd Walo Lüönd ... Adolf Sempach
Peter Wyssbrod Peter Wyssbrod ... Kurt Sempach
Marianne Basler ... Béatrice
Scali Delpeyrat Scali Delpeyrat ... Vincent
Mariama Sylla Mariama Sylla ... Amélia
Julien George Julien George ... Damien
Carola Regnier Carola Regnier ... Heidi
Heidi Züger Heidi Züger ... Silvia
Jacques Michel Jacques Michel ... Rémi
Suzanne Thommen Suzanne Thommen ... Lisa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yves Herren Yves Herren ... Bank Employee
Ben Jack'son Ben Jack'son ... Ben Jack'son
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Thierry has left Switzerland and lives in France: he is ethnologist specialized in the Laplanders.Now he returns to Switzerland with his companion Sophie for the burial of his grandmother.He meets again his family and discovers that he has inherited 2 millions of Swiss francs.But to get this inheritance he must prove that he is able to adapt himself to the values and the way of living of Switzerland.A Swiss friend, Aloïs, will give a special training for the final examination. Written by zutterjp48

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Comedy

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Outstanding tongue in cheek 100% capture of CH.
18 June 2004 | by zmuidzinasSee all my reviews

Outstanding tongue in cheek 100% capture of CH.

I just returned from a premiere in Lausanne with the director and principal actors in attendance. The audience (mostly Swiss) and I loved this film. People were relaxed and loudly laughing at very stereotypical exaggerations of the (sometimes not so) subtle differences among European neighbors, often even in the same country. The quality of the production is quite high - good production values. Even though European Francophones would probably appreciate this film more I highly recommend it for all to see!

8/10.


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Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 June 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Voyage en Suisse See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$939,393
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