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William Tell, the number one "Swiss" hero is about to rock the screens. In reality, he's an Austrian dreaming of the Swiss passport. When noblemen send him on a mission to free the country ... See full summary »

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Mike Eschmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Müller Mike Müller ... Wilhelm Tell
Axel Stein Axel Stein ... Val-Tah
Christian Tramitz ... Rudolf der Harras
Ellenie Salvo González Ellenie Salvo González ... Sissy
Udo Kier ... Hermann Gessler
Michael Kessler Michael Kessler ... Friedrich Schiller
Lea Hadorn Lea Hadorn ... Heidi
Max Rüdlinger Max Rüdlinger ... Walter Fürst
Erich Vock Erich Vock ... Konrad Baumgarten
Albert Tanner Albert Tanner ... Werner Stauffacher
Gardi Hutter Gardi Hutter ... Helvetia
Esther Gemsch Esther Gemsch ... Elsbeth
Herbert Leiser Herbert Leiser ... Stüssi
Kristina Walter Kristina Walter ... Theresia
Charly Hübner Charly Hübner ... Kurti
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William Tell, the number one "Swiss" hero is about to rock the screens. In reality, he's an Austrian dreaming of the Swiss passport. When noblemen send him on a mission to free the country from the invidious Habsburgs a once-only chance opens to him... Writer Jürgen Ladenburger tells the world famous legend from a different angle. Very much in the likes of Manitou's Shoe and Mel Brooks' films. Written by Anonymous

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William Tell, the number one "Swiss" hero is about to rock the screens. In reality, he's an Austrian dreaming of the Swiss passport. When noblemen send him on a mission to free the country from the invidious Habsburgs a once-only chance opens to him...

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Official Sites:

Official site [Chile]

Country:

Switzerland | Germany

Language:

Swiss German | German

Release Date:

22 November 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Nowa historia Wilhelma Tella See more »

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One of the funniest Swiss films ever
1 April 2008 | by kreclSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest Swiss made films ever made. It is a wonderful and subtle parody to the general point of view how the gorgeous Swiss Confederation was founded. That it is anachronistic at some points (as criticised above) does only help to uncover the sometimes irrational relationship many Swiss have towards their history. If you have some knowledge about the origin of the story Tell, you understand why these persons are part of the movie.

I might agree that some knowledge about Swiss culture and history is useful to understand all nuances in this movie.

The scenery has not the class (and special effects) as most present films, but this gives the movie on the other hand some originality.


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