"Die Schweizermacher" - "The Swissmakers" Freitag Abend Film Screening

02 Sep 2016

On Friday 2 September at 7.00 PM we are showing the film "Die Schweizermacher" (The Swissmakers)  at Das Zentrum, Australian-German Institute Inc. in the Griffin Centre, Genge Street, Civic.

Genre: Comedy  (Swiss Film) Laufzeit: 104 Mins, Jahr 1978.  Director: Rolf Lyssy

The film is in Swiss German and has English subtitles.

Ueber den Film:
Max und Moritz, zwei reibungslos kleinkariert funktionierende Beamte der Kantons-Polizei, nehmen einbürgerungswillige Ausländer unter die Lupe. Denn: Wer die Staatsbürgerschaft dieses schönsten, saubersten, reichsten Landes erwerben will, wird besucht, befragt, beobachtet, belauscht, beurteilt, verglichen, notiert, bewertet. Schließlich fallen Schweizer nicht vom Himmel - sie werden sorgfältig und präzise gemacht!

About the Film:
Foreigners who apply to become Swiss citizens have no easy task - especially when the police lets Bodmer loose to check upon their background, their integration in the society, and the possible danger they represent to the orderliness and cleanliness of the country. Bodmer gets a new assistant to help him corner unsuitable applicants. Very soon, a couple of conformist German physicians, a pretty Eastern European dancer, and the inevitable (and politically troublesome) Italian immigrant and his family start shooting themselves in the foot in their attempts to get the red passport with a white cross. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com