With audio commentary by Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese.
Number of Swiss films seen in life: 1. Let's call it a good start.
Beautifully made film about the shocking fact that woman's suffrage wasn't realised in Switzerland until 1971 (or in fact 1990). The film is in a larger sense about feminism in general and in the setting of beautifilly shot Swiss landscapes and oppresive, cramped chalets, puts forward the theme painfully. Excellent performances all round, and I was quite blown away by Marie Leuenberger.
If, like me, you were afraid to watch this, don't be. The reviews make it seem as though this movie is an endless barrage of atrocities - 'relentless' is a word that crops up a lot - and is basically Ferris Bueller's Day Off with corpses. It turns out that this is a very well made film that makes very good use of the device of not so much breaking the fourth wall but staring constantly - and relentlessly -…