Switzerland Movies on DVD
Russian prostitute Irina (Yelena Panova), hoping to become a citizen of Switzerland, is taken advantage of by the many acquaintances who make promises to help her. Before she realizes it, her efforts to become Swiss may imperil the security of the entire country! Riotous black comedy also stars Geraldine Chaplin, Martin Benrath. AKA: "The Last Days Of Switzerland." 108 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English. In German with English subtitles.
The sudden disappearance of numerous 10-year-old children from across Switzerland sends parents into a desperate panic, then into utter bewilderment as, 10 days after the mass vanishing, letters are received from the missing children listing a series of unusual demands to be met by the next full moon. Cryptic, haunting and magical drama stars Mariebelle Kuhn, Hanspeter Muller. 119 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Swiss-German, French, Italian, and Rhaeto-Romanic; Subtitles: English. In Swiss-German, French, Italian, and Rhaeto-Romanic with English subtitles.
Overweight hairdresser Marilyn (Bettina Stucky) longs to move into a singing career, but seems stuck in ruts both professional and personal, toiling in a dead-end job and miserable in an affair with a married man. When a powerful music industry executive takes note of her talents, Marilyn's persistence and optimism begin to pay off. The uplifting drama from Switzerland also stars Stefan Kurt and Max Rudlinger. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English. In German with English subtitles.
German exile Leopold Lindtberg directed this powerful drama while living in Switzerland. Set in 1943 in Northern Italy, the story follows an escaped American and a British POW who encounter a resourceful farmer, a beautiful woman, and a courageous priest while on their way to neutral Switzerland. With Ewart G. Morrison, Luisa Rossi, and Ray Reagan. 104 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English, Italian, and German; Subtitles: English. In English, Italian, and German with English subtitles. Plays All Regions.
This haunting indie film opens with the discovery of a mummified human body in the midst of a remote wilderness. The personal diary found next to the corpse offers a disturbing and unusual chronicle of the man's decision to starve himself to death.Adapted from Shimada Masahiko's novella "Until I Am a Mummy," this poetic drama from Switzerland stars Peter Mettler, Alexander Tschernek. 88 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Filmed in English.