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Comedian (2000)

Komiker (original title)
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Credited cast:
Beat Schlatter Beat Schlatter ... Roni Beck
Patrick Frey Patrick Frey ... Serge
Brigitte Beyeler Brigitte Beyeler ... Gerda
Pinkas Braun ... Max
Stephanie Glaser ... Mutter Beck
Walo Lüönd Walo Lüönd ... Alois Bissinger
Mathias Gnädinger Mathias Gnädinger ... Stephan Ernst
Fritz Lichtenhahn Fritz Lichtenhahn ... André Klein
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Bingisser Oscar Bingisser ... Carla Rossis Grossneffe
Downtown Boys Downtown Boys ... Sunny Boys
Alice Bruengger Alice Bruengger ... Nationalrätin
Lo De Fleury Lo De Fleury ... Loise Spähni
Deborah Epstein Deborah Epstein ... Frau Flüeler
Peter Hottinger ... Securitas
Robert Hunger-Bühler ... George Messier


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Plot Keywords:

comedian | old age | See All (2) »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »





Swiss German

Release Date:

16 March 2000 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Comedian See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vega Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A drama-esque comedy with an all-star Swiss cast
21 March 2000 | by Cheese-18See all my reviews

Switzerland doesn't seem to have much stardom to offer. In THIS case however it looks like every important role was played by a big Swiss stage- or TV-star.

Beat Schlatter plays the wannabe stand up comedian Roni Beck who has more willpower than talent. Or could it be that he's just always the right guy in the wrong place? All he needs is a fair chance - and that is hard to come by. Without job and money he hides in his mothers room in the old people's home. He soon is discovered by the home's manager Serge (played by Patrick Frey). Instead of kicking Roni out Serge abuses him as cheap workforce, but at the same time is taking care of Roni's stage career. Roni on the other hand struggles with his new job as an informal male nurse and makes new friends in the old people's home. But - as in real life - comedy and tragedy go hand in hand.

Beat Schlatter - who not only plays the lead character but also wrote the script to KOMIKER (translation: 'comedian') - is one of the finest script authors in Switzerland. He also has extensive experience in comedy, as he performed (together with Patrick Frey) live on stage for many years. This is their second film after the much successful movie KATZENDIEBE (see imdb.com).

The main characters in KOMIKER are played by all-time favourite Swiss actors like Stephanie Glaser (Roni's mother), Walo Lüönd, Mathias Gnädinger or Pinkas Braun.

So, if you like your comedy to be a little bit more twisted, maybe even darker and reality-based... KOMIKER is the movie for you to see.

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