• Der Schuss von der Kanzel
  • Der Schuss von der Kanzel
  • Der Schuss von der Kanzel

Der Schuss von der Kanzel

by Leopold Lindtberg Special Screenings

The pastor of a 17th century Zurich rural parish is so infatuated with hunting that this passion threatens to rob him of his office and dignity. At the same time, a young vicar is madly in love with the pastor’s daughter, who is already promised to a captain. Now everyone is hoping for help from the famous general and cousin of the pastor, who promises to set everything straight with a clever plan and a defective pistol. In collaboration with SRF, Cinémathèque suisse, Memoriav and Praesens-Film, ZFF is once again proud to present the restored version of a Swiss cinema classic. Director Leopold Lindtberg and screenwriter Richard Schweizer have brought Conrad Ferdinand Meyer’s light-footed novella to the screen in 1942 for Praesens-Film.


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 1942
  • Runtime: 100 Min
  • Languages: Swiss German
  • Subtitles: French
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  • Director: Leopold Lindtberg
  • Cast: Adolf Manz, Irene Naef, Leopold Biberti, Fred Tanner, Jakob Sulzer
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  • Screenplay: Richard Schweizer, Leopold Lindtberg
  • Cinematography: Emil Berna
  • Editors: Käthe Mey, Hermann Haller
  • Sound: Bruno Müller
  • Music: Robert Blum
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  • Producer: Lazar Wechsler
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  • Production Company: Praesens Film AG
  • World Sales: Praesens Film AG
  • Swiss Distribution: Praesens Film AG
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