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Alpine Fire (1985)

Höhenfeuer (original title)
A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him... See full summary »

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Fredi M. Murer

Writer:

Fredi M. Murer
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Cast overview:
Thomas Nock Thomas Nock ... Bub / Son
Johanna Lier Johanna Lier ... Belli / Daughter
Dorothea Moritz Dorothea Moritz ... Mutter / Mother
Rolf Illig ... Vater / Father
Tilli Breidenbach Tilli Breidenbach ... Großmutter / Grandmother
Jörg Odermatt Jörg Odermatt ... Großvater / Grandfather
Irene Calcagni Irene Calcagni ... Belli / Daughter (voice)
Annemarie Germann Annemarie Germann ... Mutter / Mother (voice) (as Anne Marie Germann)
Tino Arnold Tino Arnold ... Vater / Father (voice)
Greth Berther Greth Berther ... Grossmutter / Grandmother (voice)
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A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him. In his work, he can become frustrated, so when he throws an expensive mower over a cliff in a fit of pique, his father banishes him to the outskirts of the farm, where he uses pubescent energy to break rocks and build walls and cairns. (It's the tradition of the father's family, called "The Irascibles" by neighbors, to spend puberty doing this.) Belli visits him and they begin sleeping together. By winter, the boy is back in the house and Belli is pregnant. Soon her parents must know. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Certificate:

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alpine family living in the mountains
3 March 2000 | by camel-9See all my reviews

this is a peculiar film. In the bucolic mountain settings of swiss alps, a rural family raising cows and living in a mountain hut, struggles with the awkward behavior of the deaf child. The sudden ending is an anti-climax. As the mountain fog envelops the hut and the family, with the cow's neck bells in the audio background, the movie ends, the lights in the theater are turned on, and one has to wonder what the message was. Definitely *not* the average story of swiss alps family.


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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German

Release Date:

30 January 1986 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Alp Ateşi See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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