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Fredi M. Murer

Höhenfeuer (Alpine Fire)

Edition 1986
119' - 1985 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Fredi M. Murer Composer: Mario Beretta With: Thomas Nock, Johanna Lier, Dorothea Moritz
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.

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Credits

Director

Fredi M. Murer

Composer

Mario Beretta

With

Thomas Nock, Johanna Lier, Dorothea Moritz

Scenario

Fredi M. Murer

Director of Photography

Pio Corradi

Editor

Helena Gerber

Producer

Bernard Lang

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Switzerland

Year

1985

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