Der Hamster

Basically, Toni Faller could be a happy man. He has a wonderful wife who loves him, a lovely daughter, a house and a good life. However, Toni is suffering. He's pushing fifty, he's getting fat, and he keeps getting replaced in every way. In short: he's in a midlife crisis. More and more self-obsessed, Toni increasingly begins to annoy the people around him. He works out like a maniac at the gym, tangles with his new boss and tries out various new trend sports together with the firm's apprentice. Before long, his daughter is disappointed in him and his wife finds him unbearable. When both of them leave him, Toni is forced to consider what really matters in his life.


Roeland Wiesnekker
Stephanie Japp
Nicola Perot
Steffi Friis
Wanda Wylowa
Peter Hottinger

Tom Gerber

Petra Lüschow

Reto Schaerli
Lukas Hobi

Production Companies
Zodiac Pictures Ltd
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF

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