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Der letzte Postillon vom St. Gotthard (1941)

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Credited cast:
Adolf Manz ...
Postillon Johannes Zgraggen
Rudolf Bernhard ...
Kondukteur Kaspar Danioth
Isabel Mahrer ...
Trini Zgraggen
Otto Boßhard ...
Ing. Louis Favre
Werner Kraut ...
Ing. Ernesto Caminata
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Stefan Bloetzer ...
Röbi Drösch
Friedrich Braun
Kurt Brunner ...
Fritz Schulz
Ettore Cella ...
Torriani
Hans Fehrmann
Marianne Hediger ...
Wirtstochter
Lotte Klein ...
die alte Tante
Grita Leumann ...
Lotte Schulz
Alfred Lucca ...
Toni
Geny Spielmann ...
Alois
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30 April 1948 (Austria)  »

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Der letzte Postillion vom St. Gotthard  »

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End of an epoch
1 July 2009 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The title means "The last postillion (stage-coachman) of the St.Gotthard-pass". A company of select people joins the horse-driven coach for crossing the center of the Alps over the traditional path high on the mountain valley. It is the time of railways as the means of modernization. A tunnel is going to be built, Louis Favre is the heroic entrepreneur, who dies in it before being finished 1880.

The new fast way would render useless the small transport industry from which local people had made their living.

The great mountainous landscape is the background for the conflicts which arise between rich and poor, local traditionalists and foreign modernizers. The daughter of a local, who is opposed against the tunnel, would like to get engaged with a tunnel engineer, but is also coveted by a local favoured by her father ...


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