Comedian (film)

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German title comedian
Original title comedian
Country of production Switzerland
original language Swiss German
Publishing year 2000
length 90 minutes
Director Markus Imboden
script Beat Schlatter
Walter Bretscher
production Ruth Waldburger
music Detlef Friedrich Petersen
camera Rainer Klausmann
cut Bernhard Lehner

Comedian is a Swiss film from 2000 by director Markus Imboden . The script was written by Beat Schlatter and Walter Bretscher.


Roni Beck is an extremely unsuccessful comedian and, since he cannot afford a place to stay, lives with his mother in a retirement home . But when the home manager Serge discovered him, he ordered him to work as an assistant nurse for board and lodging.

During his work he writes a cabaret program, which completely fails. Serge, firmly convinced of his own cabaret skills, then writes a program for Roni. From this a rapid story develops with many colorful personalities and many tragic-comic moments. In the end, all the relationships in a bizarre cabaret performance by Serge are reshuffled and nothing is as it once was.

The subplot of the film revolves around the economic situation of the old people's home. While Serge manages his own pocket at the expense of the residents, the home owner Ernst tries to close the old people's home until the old stock exchange trader André Klein buys the entire property without further ado.


“Raven-black comedy with absurd humor and an abundance of gags and wonderful guest appearances that obviously describes the world as a fool's house and questions the art of comedy. The award-winning film was the most profitable Swiss production in its country of origin. "

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  1. comedian. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used