Mary & Johnny Switzerland 2011 – 79min.

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Mary & Johnny

Rolf Breiner
Movie Rating: Rolf Breiner

Mary and Johnny go astray during their Odyssey through a festival and the World Cup in Zurich.

Speakers blast and alcohol flows on Bellevue square, along the shores of Lake Zurich and the River Limmat. Soccer's World Cup is heading for the final and the "Zürifäscht" festival adds a carnival and party atmosphere. Two souls find and then lose each other: jobless Johnny (Philippe Graber) and lively Mary (Nadine Vinzens). Dark characters like the crooked Mischa, a slimy soccer manager, a psychopath and other party ghosts cross their path. The lovers break up, Johnny gets into trouble and Mary is led astray by an evil seducer.

This dark, Homeric love story by Samuel Schwarz and Julian M. Grünthal is marked by its rough spontaneity, wildness and realistic atmosphere – ugly, brutal and rude in its language. A street drama with a convincing former Miss Switzerland in the starring role.



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10 years ago

Promising start, but unbelievably bad by half-time. Nadine Vinzenz simply cannot act. An ordeal to sit through.

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