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More than Chocolate and Cheese

What comes immediately to mind when you hear the word Switzerland? The majestic Alps, Swiss watches, international banking, chocolate and cheese? Switzerland encompasses all these things and more. Take an arm-chair journey through the sites and sounds of the real Switzerland in this fast paced, fun and informative documentary.

  • Item 501421D
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: DVD
  • Running Time: 28 Min

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What comes immediately to mind when you hear the word Switzerland? The majestic Alps, Swiss watches, international banking, chocolate and cheese? Switzerland encompasses all these things and more.

Take an arm-chair journey through the sites and sounds of the real Switzerland in this fast-paced, fun and informative documentary. Discover the history and traditions of one of Europe’s most beautiful and unique countries. What is the “Swissness” that makes this country tick?

You’ll learn about Switzerland’s Christian heritage, its unique form of democracy and its sometimes controversial position of neutrality in world affairs. From small quaint villages to magnificent mountain landscapes you’ll see why Switzerland is so much more than chocolate and cheese. Widescreen.


SPECIAL FEATURES:
English and German

Editorial Reviews

Swiss Army knives, chocolate, the Matterhorn, the Red Cross, precision timepieces... Switzerland is known for many things, as viewers will learn in this brief travelogue. A land of natural wonders and stunning beauty, the small, 700-year-old European nation with a population of 7.5 million boasts gorgeous lakes and rivers, snow-capped mountains, beautiful farmland, and pristine valleys—magnificent sights showcased in More Than Chocolate and Cheese, narrated by Peter Darg and featuring a nice score by Martin Villiger. More emphasis, however, is placed on less familiar subjects such as Switzerland's unique traditions in sports (wrestling and throwing large rocks are beloved competitions), contributions to technology and innovative transportation, and history of international diplomacy. Lest one think that Switzerland sounds like utopia, the documentary is blunt about the country's problems with global warming, a banking scandal, the devastating collapse of airline company Swissair, and urban drug use. But even with such downsides, Switzerland still looks like an amazing place to live, or at least visit. Recommended.

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