I was a Swiss banker

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German title I was a Swiss banker
Original title I was a Swiss banker
Swissbanker artwork.jpg
Country of production Switzerland
original language Swiss German , English , Danish , Swedish , Romansh , Turkish , Italian , French
Publishing year 2007
length 75 minutes
Director Thomas Imbach
script Thomas Imbach,
Eva Kammerer,
Jürg Hassler
production Bach in the film,
Thomas Imbach
music Courtship Bachmann,
Peter Bräker
camera Jürg Hassler,
Thomas Imbach

I was a Swiss banker is a 2007 published fantasy film by director Thomas Imbach with Beat Marti in the lead role. The premiere of the film took place on February 12, 2007 as part of the Berlinale .


The successful young Swiss banker Roger Caviezel has been smuggling the illicit money of his German customers across the border for a long time . When he is stopped in his vehicle at a border control, he takes refuge in Lake Constance with his wallet, as the police are chasing him . This, however, is populated by mystical beings. The banker bets a witch that he can find his true love in a maximum of three attempts. When his flirtations with a shepherdess, a blonde seductress and a waitress fail and he realizes that he cannot free himself from the clutches of the intrusive witch, he visits his home in Graubünden . There he falls in love with a Turkish employee on his grandmother's farm, which is also not permanent. After he was able to parachute to safety from the witch, another companion enchants him, the mermaid in Lara Croft outfit. She becomes his lover Patricia, with whom Roger finds his new luck as a lido operator on Lake Geneva .


The fairytale plot is based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and the main female characters are played by Scandinavian actresses. In the film, a summer foray through the Swiss landscape is undertaken, whereby particularly dreamy underwater shots of lakes and rivers stand out.


"A playful, fairytale-like search for the federal identity, developed in refreshingly sensual images, which praises the equal coexistence in various forms."

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Individual evidence

  1. I was a Swiss Banker. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed April 8, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used