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War in the Highlands (1999)

La guerre dans le Haut Pays (original title)
In the winter of 1797-98, the troops of Napoleon and their revolutionary allies in the Pays de Vaud occupy the latter and begin preparations for a military offensive which will hasten the ... See full summary »

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Antoine Basler ...
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In the winter of 1797-98, the troops of Napoleon and their revolutionary allies in the Pays de Vaud occupy the latter and begin preparations for a military offensive which will hasten the fall of Berne. On the far side of the snow-blocked passes of their protective mountains, those who reject the ideas of the Enlightenment begins to organise resistance. Caught between these warring ideas two young lovers, David and Julie, are swept away in the whirlwind stirred up by conflict between parents, passionate disharmony, betrayed friendships, the weight of civil and religious customs. Written by Swiss Film Center

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Switzerland's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 71st Academy Awards in 1999. See more »

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A beautiful little gem

As many others of this kind, - and in the french movie industry, there are whole batches like this one - this anti war movie was hardly watched by audiences during its release in theatres. I am not so surprised to see no one has commented it yet. Only the point line is written above. So I won't repeat it; no use. It's a very poignant, and also depressing tale, a war time melodrama which grabs you the guts from the beginning to the end. Don't see it if you are depressed. If not, warn your physician before the viewing !!!

That's one of the first films in which Marion Cotillard played. Yes, I repeat, french film industry - TV and not TV - is used to make this kind of product. This one is not french but from Switzerland although.

A very tiny budget for a great little film. Far from UN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANCAILLES, for instance...


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