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Der Freund (2008)

In reality Emil (Philippe Graber) and Larissa (Emilie Welti) would never have been a couple she is an idolized singer, he is a shy outsider. Ironically, Emil is just getting to know Larissa... See full synopsis »

Director:

Micha Lewinsky

Writer:

Micha Lewinsky
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Cast

Credited cast:
Philippe Graber Philippe Graber ... Emil
Johanna Bantzer ... Nora
Andrea Bürgin Andrea Bürgin ... Maria
Michel Voïta Michel Voïta ... Jean-Michel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Therese Affolter ... Emils Mother
Sophie Hunger Sophie Hunger ... Larissa (as Emilie Welti)
Oriana Schrage ... Blumenverkäuferin
Patrick Serena Patrick Serena ... Gion
Verena Zimmermann Verena Zimmermann ... Grossmutter
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Storyline

In reality Emil (Philippe Graber) and Larissa (Emilie Welti) would never have been a couple she is an idolized singer, he is a shy outsider. Ironically, Emil is just getting to know Larissa when she dies unexpectedly. He pretends to have been her boyfriend and finally gets the recognition he has always yearned for, with the added bonus of a surrogate family in the form of Larissas. Things would be just great if Emil didnt fall in love - with Larissas sister Nora (Johanna Bantzer). The more he gets to know her, the harder it becomes for him to pretend

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Switzerland]

Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German

Release Date:

18 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A barát See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland

Company Credits

Production Co:

Langfilm See more »
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Switzerland's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

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