• Mary & Johnny
  • Mary & Johnny
  • Mary & Johnny

Mary & Johnny

by Samuel Schwarz, Julian M. Grünthal German Language Feature Film / Competition

‘Zürifäscht’, the football World Cup, a hot summer’s night – the whole city’s abuzz. Good-looking Mary planned to watch the game, but boyfriend Johnny has just lost his job, making him understandably touchy. One angry word leads to another and the two are swept up in a torrent of misunderstandings which causes them to go their separate ways. Neither remains alone for long, however, as they embark upon an odyssey through Zurich’s festival, and both are quickly led astray. Mary is carried off by her chance acquaintance Hostettler, whose efforts to increase his success rate with women include the use of knock-out drops. And Johnny spends his night at the fairground with loudmouth small-time crook Mischa and his partner Fränzi. Loosely based on Ödön von Horváth’s socio-critical folk play “Kasimir und Karoline” set before Munich’s Oktoberfest, MARY AND JOHNNY tells of petty crooks, romantic tribulations and dashed hopes against the backdrop of Zurich’s largest folk festival.


  • Genre: Relationship Drama
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2011
  • Runtime: 79 Min
  • Languages: Swiss German, German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Directors: Samuel Schwarz, Julian M. Grünthal
  • Cast: Nadine Vinzens, Philippe Graber, Nils Althaus, Andrea Zogg, Jaap Achterberg, Marcus Signer, Gina Gurtner
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  • Screenplay: Samuel Schwarz
  • Cinematography: Quinn Reimann
  • Editor: Rolf Lang
  • Sound: Jean-Pierre Gerth, Daniel Hobi, Ivo Schläpfer
  • Music: Michael Sauter
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  • Producers: Judith Lichtneckert, Samuel Schwarz, Meret Hottinger
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  • Production Company: Kamm(m)acher Gmbh
  • Swiss Distribution: Stamm Film AG
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