Emergency in Havana

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Original title Emergency in Havana
Country of production Switzerland , Dominican Republic
original language German
Publishing year 2002
length 86 minutes
Age rating FSK 6
Director Sabine Boss
script Viktor Giacobbo ,
Domenico Blass ,
Sabine Boss
production Ruth Waldburger
music Courtship Bachmann
Peter Bräker
camera Roland Schmid
cut Bernhard Lehner

Emergency in Havana is a Swiss comedy film from 2002 by Sabine Boss . With 313,604 cinema visits in Switzerland, it is one of the most successful Swiss films there.


Stefan Balsiger works at the Swiss Embassy in Havana . He's got a boring job, and he's responsible for visa and AHV matters. When his boss, Ambassador Ernst O. Müller, has to travel to Bern for the annual ambassadorial meeting, Balsiger pretends to be an ambassador to the Swiss journalist Bea Graber. And now, of all times, an extraordinary visit from US Senator Jesse F. Russell is announced.

A serious incident develops out of a small misstep by the senator, which - with the help of the media, police officers and diplomats from archenemies USA and Cuba - exacerbates the second Cuban crisis, which in the end only one can solve: Stefan Balsiger himself. As a young diplomat he had dreamed of one day entering the world politics stage. But when the unfortunate chain of events in Cuba takes him there, he only wants one thing: to get out of the spotlight as quickly as possible.


“The amusing comedy confidently maintains the balance between satirical tips and playful situation comedy. Time and again she succeeds in poking fun at Swiss national consciousness with crooked clichés. "

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Individual evidence

  1. The 500 most successful Swiss films in Switzerland: Cumulative number of cinema-goers from 1975 - 2008 on the website of the Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  2. ^ Emergency in Havana. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used