Beresina, or The Last Days of Switzerland


1h 48m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Irina is a Russian call girl who arrives in Switzerland and, thanks to a lawyer friend, is set up with an influential clientele. Her customers include politicians, military top brass, businessmen and the media, and soon she finds herself embroiled in a complex world of competing interests, not all o

Film Details

Also Known As
Beresina, Beresina Oder Die Letzten Tage Der Schwiez, Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz, or The Last Days of Switzerland, Berezina ou les derniers jours de la Suisse, Berezina, Oder Die Letzen Tage Der Schweiz
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Pandora Films
Distribution Company
Columbus Film Ag

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Irina is a Russian call girl who arrives in Switzerland and, thanks to a lawyer friend, is set up with an influential clientele. Her customers include politicians, military top brass, businessmen and the media, and soon she finds herself embroiled in a complex world of competing interests, not all of which she can understand.

Film Details

Also Known As
Beresina, Beresina Oder Die Letzten Tage Der Schwiez, Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz, or The Last Days of Switzerland, Berezina ou les derniers jours de la Suisse, Berezina, Oder Die Letzen Tage Der Schweiz
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Pandora Films
Distribution Company
Columbus Film Ag

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States August 1999

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States on Video June 19, 2007

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 12-23, 1999.

Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival, February 24 - March 5, 2000

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 4-14, 1999.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 27 - September 6, 1999.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival October 14-23, 1999.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 26 - February 6, 2000.

Shown at the European Film Market, February 9-20, 2000

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Director Daniel Schmid received the Leopard of Honor Award for his body of work at the 1999 Locarno International Film Festival.

Feature film debut for Russian-born actress Elena Panova.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 27 - September 6, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival, February 24 - March 5, 2000)

Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 4-14, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival October 14-23, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 26 - February 6, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at the European Film Market, February 9-20, 2000)

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 12-23, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video June 19, 2007