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Wolkenbruch Programme 2019

by Michael Steiner Gala Premieres

Motti Wolkenbruch has always done exactly what his Jewish Orthodox Mame has told him to. But Mame’s latest project is not really going too well. She has been trying to marry off her son for quite some time – but Motti is not the slightest bit interested in any of the women she presents to him. And then one day he meets the beautiful non-Jew Laura at the University of Zurich and falls for her immediately. She’s cheeky and adventurous – and completely different to the woman Mame wants to see by his side. As Mame has left no room in Motti’s life plan for falling in love with a "shiksa", the shy young man is forced to embark on a curious journey to self-determination, which not only comes with many new joys, but also with terrible heartbreak. WOLKENBRUCH is director Michael Steiner's film adaptation of Thomas Meyer's highly acclaimed novel.


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2018
  • Runtime: 92 Min
  • Languages: German, Yiddish, Hebrew
  • Subtitles: German, French, English
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  • Director: Michael Steiner
  • Cast: Joel Basman, Noémie Schmidt, Inge Maux, Udo Samel, Sunnyi Melles, Lena Kalisch, Aaron Arens
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  • Screenplay: Thomas Meyer
  • Cinematography: Michael Saxer
  • Editor: Benjamin Fueter
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  • Producers: Hans Syz, Anita Wasser, Michael Steiger
  • Co-Producers: Christoph Daniel, Marc Schmidheiny
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  • Production Companies: Turnus Film AG, DCM, Schweizer Fernsehen SRF, Teleclub AG
  • Swiss Distribution: DCM Film Distribution Schweiz GmbH
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