Tell - A Swiss Myth by Mike Eschmann

Genre:
Comedy,
Year:
2007
Language:
German
Format:
100 minutes
Starring:
Mike Müller
Axel Stein
Christian Tramitz (MANITOU'S SHOE)
Udo Kier (DOWNSIZING, MELANCHOLIA, BLADE, THE PAINTED BIRD)
Directed by:
Mike Eschmann
Produced by:
Produced by Zodiac Pictures Ltd. in coproduction with MMCI Independent, Impuls Home Entertainment, Swiss Television and Teleclub
The satirical deconstruction of a national hero in the land of mountains, cheese and chocolate...

In the year 1291, when the Swiss were fighting against their pompous Austrian neighbors for independence, a small rag-tag band of freedom fighters attempted to make a stand.
Enter the Swiss hero WILLIAM TELL. Actually, not only was he not Swiss, but he was far from a hero. He was a scoundrel that roamed the countryside selling a phony remedy that supposedly returned beauty to women past their prime...
Caught by the freedom fighters, he's offered freedom - and a Swiss pass - if he succeeds in destroying the defenses of the Austrian castle ruled by the Roman Governor GESSLER.
As Tell stumbles off to complete his mission, he encounters a weird Eskimo prince; he saves a fair damsel in distress and despite his inept bumbling - or because of it - he manages to change the course of Swiss- Austrian relations forever...
This is the real story.