Spagat ★★

ZFF 2020 #14

Imagine landing noted Russian actor Aleksei Serebryakov for your drama set in rural Lucerne, and the thing I'm most impressed by is Swiss German's unique ability to drain any piece of dialogue of all gravitas it might have had on the page.

Tedious, box-checking histrionics, i.e. exactly what you're picturing when you hear the words "Swiss melodrama."