Der Gemeindepräsident

Hans Sturzenegger is the mayor of a small provincial town in Switzerland. A middle class widower and a liberal, he is respected in local politics by friend and foe alike. However, the political system has made him indolent. He loses a great deal of credibility when, during a conflict over an illegally occupied building, a respected member of his own party is exposed as a real estate speculator. The death of his best friend gives rise to rumors that he is homosexual, and he resigns from office.


Bernhard Giger


Bernhard Giger


Mathias Gnädinger, Peter Freiburghaus, Paul Born, Janet Haufler


Theres Scherer-Kollbrunner

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Competition International, Filmfestival of Locarno 1984

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