Movie 'Die Schweizermacher' (The Swissmakers)

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This romantic drama follows two policemen whose job is to investigate the lives of foreigners who have applied for Swiss citizenship. Among the applicants they must screen are a French psychiatrist and his wife, and a ballet dancer. The married couple are quickly accepted, but the dancer's life offers some objections. However, since the younger policeman has fallen in love with her, there is a chance that she, too, will win Swiss citizenship.

Germany German (Deutsch)

„Die Schweizermacher“ nimmt die schweizerische Einbürgerungspraxis aufs Korn. Ausländer müssen beweisen, dass sie „schweizerischer“ als Schweizer sind; Einbürgerungsbeamte zeigen sich als gnadenlose Bürokraten.

France French (Français)

Les Faiseurs de Suisses

Le film retrace les péripéties d'étrangers qui décident d'obtenir la nationalité suisse mais qui sont confrontés à la bureaucratie et aux barrières culturelles.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

I fabbricasvizzeri
Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
bureaucracy
citizenship
immigrant
immigration
surveillance
switzerland
zurich
Genres
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Languages
German (Deutsch)
English
Italian (Italiano)
Production Countries
flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Production Companies
Switzerland T&C Film AG
Release Dates
Switzerland German (Deutsch): Theatrical
Switzerland Italian (Italiano): Theatrical
Canada Premiere Toronto International Film Festival
Switzerland French (Français): Theatrical
Germany German (Deutsch): Theatrical West Germany
France Theatrical
Germany German (Deutsch): Theatrical East Germany
Australia Theatrical
Italy Premiere Bergamo Film Meeting
Switzerland Physical Blu-ray
Switzerland Physical DVD
Ratings
TMDb 73% · 20 (more information on website)
IMDb 72% · 971 (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Moritz FischerEmil Steinberger
Max BodmerWalo Lüönd
Milena VakulicBeatrice Kessler
Dr. Helmut StarkeWolfgang Stendar
Gertrud StarkeHilde Ziegler
Franceso GrimolliClaudio Caramaschi
Sandra GrimolliSilvia Jost
William S. TallBill Ramsey
Language laboratory teacherUlrich Beck
Martha GroszBettina Lindtberg
Room ownerValerie Steinmann
Chief of policeErnst Stiefel
Dore de Rosa
Aviva Joel
Monika Koch
Johannes Peyer

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
CameraDirector of PhotographyFritz E. Mäder
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignGreta Roderer
DirectingDirectorRolf Lyssy
EditingEditorGeorg Janett
ProductionProducerMarcel Hoehn
Rolf Lyssy
Producer's AssistantRose-Marie Schneider
Production ManagerRudolf Santschi
SoundMusicJonas C. Häfeli