Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Will You Marry Us?
(Die Standesbeamtin)

Year: 2009
Language: Swiss German
Run Time: 90 minutes

Will You Marry Us?
Will You Marry Us?

Rahel Hubli works as a civil servant in an idyllic Swiss town. Her personal life is less than idyllic, though, since her husband Thomas spends day and night "at work," and she's too stressed to pay attention to their son Flo. At a bookstore where she's shopping for literature about how to sex up her marriage, she runs smack into Ben, her old band mate and the former love of her life. Ben has hit it big in Berlin with a successful pop songwriting career. Turns out he's come back to town to get married to his overbearing movie star girlfriend Tinka. The two celebrities have decided to seek a quiet wedding out of the limelight, just a small ceremony performed by the civil servant at the idyllic town hall. But things get complicated when Rahel realizes her feelings for Ben are stronger than ever, he seems hesitant to tie the knot, and she worries about losing it as Tinka starts asking her to handle more and more of the wedding preparations. Actress Marie Leuenberger, channeling Renee Zellweger, is an absolute delight. See WILL YOU MARRY US? now, before the inevitable Hollywood remake. (In Swiss German with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF34 Screenings

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Micha Lewinsky, Jann Preuss

Micha Lewinsky

Born in Switzerland in 1972, Micha Lewinsky is an award-winning Swiss writer and director. His 2008 film "The Friend" won the Swiss Film Prize for Best Feature Film and was the Swiss contribution to the OscarĀ® nominating committee for Best Foreign Language Film.

"Herr Goldstein" (2005), "The Friend" (2008), WILL YOU MARRY US? (2009)

Bernard Lang, Anne-Catherine Lang Majer

Pierre Mennel

Bernhard Lehner

Principal Cast
Marie Leuenberger, Oriana Schrage, Dominique Jann

Film Contact

Community Partner

Consulate of Switzerland in Cleveland

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