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Fraulein (2006)

Das Fräulein (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 January 2007 (Germany)
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Ruza left Belgrade for Switzerland as a young woman full of hope for a new and better life. Twentyfive years later she appears to have achieved everything: She owns a canteen in Zurich, ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrea Staka

Writers:

Andrea Staka, Eva Vitija-Scheidegger (contributor) (as Eva Vitija) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mirjana Karanovic ... Ruza
Marija Skaricic ... Ana
Ljubica Jovic Ljubica Jovic ... Mila
Andrea Zogg Andrea Zogg ... Franz
Pablo Aguilar Pablo Aguilar ... Fredi
Zdenko Jelcic Zdenko Jelcic ... Ante
David Imhoof David Imhoof ... Stefan
Sebastian Krähenbühl ... Mann in Bar
Oliver Zgorelec Oliver Zgorelec ... Geiger
Annette Wunsch Annette Wunsch ... Ärztin
Kenneth Huber Kenneth Huber ... Arzt
Anikó Donáth Anikó Donáth ... Apothekerin
Hans Suter Hans Suter ... Mann mit Möven
Stefan Suske Stefan Suske ... Autofahrer
Vera Bommer Vera Bommer ... Sheila
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Ruza left Belgrade for Switzerland as a young woman full of hope for a new and better life. Twentyfive years later she appears to have achieved everything: She owns a canteen in Zurich, which she manages with a firm grip and financial success. Ruza values her meticulously structured daily routine, both in her professional and private life. Ruzas's orderly world shifts when 22 year-old Ana from Sarajevo enters the scene. She feels threatened by Ana's direct and impulsive manner while at the same time she is intrigued by her zest for life. Slowly a friendship develops between these two self-willed women. However, a certain distance between them remains: Ruza's afraid to open herself up completely, and Ana has a secret too difficult for herself to reveal.

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Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic and Ljubica Jovic don't speak German and/or Swiss-German. Although the script had all the German texts translated, they had to learn their lines by heart and had to act without having a true feeling for the language. See more »

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Performed by John Marcus, Malina D. Rauschenfels, Javier Diaz, Kyle Sanna
Composed by Milica Paranosic
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Gem of a movie
19 December 2011 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

Three women of three different generations, all of Balkan heritage, live their lives lost and homesick in Switezerland. Ruza is a Serb, Mila Croatian and Ana probably urban Bosnian Muslem. But this gentle, thoughtful movie doesn't go there. This is not about ethnic hatred and intolerance, and the bloody war in former Yugoslavia, at least not in any direct way. These three women and their plight bring closer the curse of immigration. The desire for better or safer life, deeply intertwined with loss of roots, belonging and even sense of self. Three women touch each other's lives, and continue their arduous journey called life. Director Andrea Staka doesn't use cheep, tawdry means. She just tells a story as it is. Mirjana Karanovic, Ljubica Jovic and Marija Skaricic, three marvelous actors perfectly cast in this gem of a movie.


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Language:

German | Swiss German | Bosnian

Release Date:

25 January 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fraulein See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,449, 21 September 2008

Gross USA:

$5,715

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,715
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Dolby

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Color
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