Alpine Fire

Höhenfeuer
by Fredi M. Murer1h591985Switzerland
Alpine Fire

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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. 

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Distributor : Langfilm
    • Production Compagny : Langfilm
    • Sound Recorder : Florian Eidenbenz, Johannes Gerstengarbe
    • Director : Fredi M. Murer
    • Scenario : Fredi M. Murer
    • Producer : Bernard Lang
    • Original Music : Mario Beretta
    • Photo Director : Pio Corradi
    • Editing : Helena Gerber
    • Costume Design : Greta Roderer
    • Sound Mixer : Peter Begert
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1985
    • French release date : 30 avril 1986
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : German

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