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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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With the different departments being from Switzerland, Ex-Yugoslavia and Germany, the official set-language was English, although during shooting all the teams native languages were spoken and many things had to be translated more than once for everyone to understand. 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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Ever heard of Balkan cinematography?
31 March 2007 | by hahanoulis8See all my reviews

I saw this film in Thessaloniki,Greece film festival in November 2006 and I was simply amused by all the matters that occurred in it! But I wouldn't like to talk about the plot...

Right the previous day I had seen Grbavica, a film by Jasmila Zbanic- a young director from Bosnia Herzegovina , starring Mirjana Karanovic, the most known actress around the Balkan countries (except maybe for Greece). Grbavica was plain, interesting but totally in control and simply a nice film with a spicy subject matter. Most enjoyable of all,Mirjana Karanovic! I was happy enough to see all her charm, if u can call it that way, in a fresh film by an upcoming director but when I saw Das Fräulein, then I finally realized the depths of her acting...

Sorry for making such an intro but this film is about her and if you get to realize what she is standing for , everything makes a lot more sense. Of course she is not the main dish and that's also an exciting thing!

Director Andrea Staka made a film to talk about what these people carry with them, what they are made of. We don't really know... We don't... It's not about characters in a film, not about a plot, it's about the actors,the director,the people of Bosnia,Yugoslavia,Serbia.. Political backgrounds, immigration, war,personal past all mixed up with youth, health and life perspective...

... all packed up in a simple, honest way... That's what it is about!


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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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