The Friend

The Friend  {Der Freund}
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The Friend
Der Freund
Switzerland, 2007, 89 Minute Running Time
Topics: Black Comedy, Coming of Age, Romance
Program: Awards Buzz
Language: Swiss German English Sub-Titles

Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2008, Best Foreign Language Film Swiss Film Prize, Best Emerging Actor or

When talented young singer Larissa asks gawky Zurich student Emil to pretend to be her "friend" in front of her family, he readily agrees. But before Emil has the opportunity to play make-believe, Larissa's sister, Nora, informs him that his "girlfriend" has died. Best Film, Swiss Film Days.

DIRECTOR: Micha Lewinsky
Producer: Olivier Zobrist
Editor: Marina Wernli
Screenwriter: Micha Lewinsky
Cinematographer: Pierre Mennel
Music: Marcel Vaid, Sophie Hunger
Principal Cast: Philippe Graber, Johanna Bantzer, Andrea Bürgin, Michel Voïta, Emilie Welti
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Media Luna Entertainment

Sponsors:
Consulate General of Switzerland, Swiss Films

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