The Swissmakers

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Die Schweizermacher
Directed by Rolf Lyssy
Written by Rolf Lyssy
Christa Maerker
Release date
Language Zurich German

The Swissmakers (German: Die Schweizermacher) is a Swiss 1978 comedy film directed by Rolf Lyssy. The movie deals with the many woes of foreigners who decide to obtain Swiss nationality but are forced to deal with bureaucratic and cultural barriers.

Die Schweizermacher remains one of the most successful Swiss movies, reaching 940,145 admissions in a country of 6.5 million inhabitants.[1] It was also the highest grossing movie in Switzerland until it was overtaken by Titanic in 1997.[citation needed]


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