Mary & Johnny

Mary & Johnny

Fiction, 77 min.


by Samuel Schwarz, Julian M. Grünthal

Switzerland, September 2011

Zurich Fest 2010, shortly before the final match of the Football World Cup. Mary would really like to watch the match, but her friend Johnny is in a bad mood because he has just lost his job. A series of misunderstandings leads to a quarrel and the couple goes their separate ways. Underway through the night they come across shady characters and become entangled in turbulent incidents. Tragically, they barely miss one another over and over again. At the crack of dawn, however, there is dramatic yet comic showdown between lovers. Freely adapted from “Casimir and Caroline” by Ödön von Horvath.


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Directed by: Samuel Schwarz, Julian M. Grünthal
Written by: Samuel Schwarz

World Premiere: September 2011
Original Version: Swiss-German (german subtitles), colour, Digital HD, 77 min.


Production: Kamm(m)acher GmbH, Teleclub AG
Producer: Judith Lichtneckert, Meret Hottinger, Samuel Schwarz, Mohan S. Mani

Cinematography: Quinn Reimann
Editing: Rolf Lang
Location Sound Mix: Ivo Schläpfer, Daniel Hobi, Jean-Pierre Gerth
Sound Design: Michael Sauter
Music: Michael Sauter
Art Direction: Michael Baumgartner, Frederik Kunkel
Lighting: Gabriel Lobos
Costumes: Silvia Frei
Casting: Susan Müller

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Nadine Vinzens
as Mary 
Philippe Graber
as Johnny 
Nils Althaus
as Hostettler 
Andrea Zogg
as Sepp Rauch 
Jaap Achterberg
as Vandenbrenk 
Marcus Signer
as Mischa 
Gina Gurtner
as Fränzi 

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World Rights: Kamm(m)acher GmbH

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Distribution Switzerland: Stamm Film AG

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Bern, Berner Filmförderung, Berner Filmpreis - Beste Schauspielleistung 2012
  • Bern, Berner Filmförderung, Berner Filmpreis 2012
  • Saarbrücken, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Lobende Erwähnung der Jury 2012