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Release Date:
30 January 1986 (West Germany) See more »
A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Swiss masterpiece See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)
Thomas Nock ... Bub / The Boy
Johanna Lier ... Belli / The Sister
Dorothea Moritz ... Mutter / Mother

Rolf Illig ... Vater / Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tilli Breidenbach ... Großmutter / Grandmother
Jörg Odermatt ... Großvater / Grandfather

Directed by
Fredi M. Murer 
Writing credits
Fredi M. Murer 

Produced by
Lutz Kleinselbeck .... producer: DRS
Bernard Lang .... producer
Joachim von Mengershausen .... producer: WDR (as J. von Mengershausen)
Original Music by
Mario Beretta 
Cinematography by
Pio Corradi 
Film Editing by
Helena Gerber 
Costume Design by
Greta Roderer 
Makeup Department
Iris Kettner .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthias von Gunten .... assistant director
Kurt Widmer .... assistant director
Art Department
Willi Kopp .... set designer (as Willy Kopp)
Edith Peier .... set dresser
Greta Roderer .... set dresser
Bernhard Sauter .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Peter Begert .... re-recording mixer
Florian Eidenbenz .... sound mixer
Florian Eidenbenz .... sound
Johannes Gerstengarbe .... sound mixer
Jörn Poetzl .... foley artist (as Joern Poetzl)
Visual Effects by
Eva Rais .... opticals
Camera and Electrical Department
Yvonn Griss .... second assistant camera
Bruno Keller .... electrician
Patrick Lindenmaier .... assistant camera
Werner Santschi .... grip
Martin Witz .... second assistant camera
Editorial Department
Jeannette Grossenbacher .... negative cutter
Charly Huser .... rushes colorist
Manuela Stingelin .... assistant editor
Rudolf Tresch .... color timer (as Ruedi Tresch)
Music Department
Hans Koch .... musician: clarinet solo
René Krebs-Shapiro .... musician: Meermschel
Cornella Melian .... musician: Vocal
Other crew
Corinna Glaus .... script supervisor
François Vila .... press agent

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Also Known As:
"Höhenfeuer" - Switzerland (original title)
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119 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Swiss masterpiece, 22 July 2006
Author: johray-plus from Germany

No, I'm not into Heimatfilm!!! The more I'm delighted by finding this masterstroke by Fredi Murer. A film that can't be compared to anything I've yet. The swiss alps are home and place of this drama. Bub and Belli are sisters and they fall in love; mostly cause there is no one else to fall in love with on their father's farm. The actors do amazing work on their difficult characters while the whole setting is beautiful and depressing at once... Even humor isn't completely lacking in this drama!

A film that produces unforgettable moods and scenes....

Watch it!!!

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