Pas de Café, pas de télé, pas de sexe
(aka No coffee, no TV, no sex)
Director Romed Wyder
Screenplay Romed Wyder, Maria Watzlawick
Cast Vincent Coppey, Alexandra Tiedemann, Pietro Musillo, Nalini Selvadoray
Cinematography Stéphane Kuthy Sound, mixing Martin Stricker Editing Orsola Valenti Music Thierry Clerc, Daniel Schweizer Line producer Christophe Cupelin Artistic collaboration Maria Watzlawick
Production Paradigma Films, Radio Télévision Suisse, Suissimage
fiction – 87 min. – Switzerland – 1999
No coffee, no TV, no sex is a dramatic comedy. It is the story of Arno, a 27 year old living in the Geneva squats. His best friend, Maurizio, obtained a residence permit for Switzerland through an convenience wedding. Nina, Maurizio’s girlfriend, is French but would also like to live in Geneva: she faces the same administrative obstacle.
In order for her to obtain a permit, Maurizio convinces Arno, for the sake of their friendship, to marry her out of convenience. Reluctantly, Arno accepts and Maurizio, unsuspecting, leaves for a few days. Alone with Nina, Arno, usually shy with women, falls in love with her. She falls in love with him.
When Maurizio returns, Arno cannot hide the truth from him. He and Nina end up telling him about their relationship. They reconsider the arrangement and try to settle the dilemma together…
A more-than-promising debut recalling “Jules et Jim”.
– Variety, Dennis Harvey
A real freshness of tone.
– Le Temps
Fresh, funny and highly entertaining.
Dense atmosphere, great fun.
– Berliner Zeitung
Prime à la qualité de l’État de Genève
“Cannes Junior” Award in Bratislava
Swiss Film Award Nomination 2000 “Best feature”
Swiss Film Award Nomination 2000 “Best actress” for Alexandra Tiedemann
Locarno Film Festival