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Windisch, 08.06.2022 - On 4 June 2022, the CAMPUSSAAL invited guests to its first "movie-night" and showed one of the most successful Swiss film comedies "Ernstfall in Havanna". 

In addition to the entertaining film and the smell of popcorn in the hall, the programme also included a visit from a "special guest". Viktor Giacobbo answered the audience's questions with his unique and witty seriousness, which made the evening an extraordinary experience for the 45 or so visitors from the region. From the filming in Santo Domingo (not in Cuba) to the collaboration with director Sabine Boss, to the fact that the "Baseldytsche" dialect often has to stand in for unsympathetic characters, the satirist revealed one or two exciting details from the "back stage".

The guests felt very comfortable in the bistro/lounge style and wished for a repetition of the event, preferably then rather in the cold season. We would like to thank all visitors for this enjoyable evening!!!

That was the programme

18:00 Arrival and Apéro

19:00 - 20:30 Lounge Style Film Screening Part 1

20:30 - 21:15 Interview with special guest, break with drinks & snacks

21:15 - 22:45 Lounge Style Film Screening Part 2

From 22:45 a.m. a cosy finale with drinks & snacks


Stefan Balsiger is an employee of the Swiss Embassy in Havana. He has a boring job, namely he is responsible for visa and AHV matters. When his boss, Ambassador Ernst O. Müller, has to travel to Bern for the annual meeting of ambassadors, Balsiger impersonates the ambassador to Swiss journalist Bea Graber. And now, of all times, an extraordinary visit by US Senator Jesse F. Russell.

A minor misstep by the senator develops into a serious incident, which - with the strong support of the media, police and diplomats of the arch-enemies USA and Cuba - escalates into the second Cuban Missile Crisis, which in the end only one person can solve: Stefan Balsiger himself. As a young diplomat, he had still dreamed of one day stepping onto the stage of world politics. But when the unfortunate chain of events in Cuba takes him there, he wants only one thing: to get out of the limelight as quickly as possible.