After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp, who lives isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially... See full summary »
Max von Sydow,
A boy must brave deep winter snow to obtain an important family keepsake. Before he can even start this difficult journey he must first help his family survive financial ruin, rescue his ... See full summary »
Children's adventure based on the classic book by Johanna Spyri. Young Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the mountains where she discovers the liberty and the beauty of Swiss ... See full summary »
Heidi is a little girl who is full of beans. She faces many problems up in the Swiss alps whilst living with her grandfather. Heidi lights up and soothes the people and animals all around ... See full summary »
I could NOT WAIT to get this DVD! Being a huge fan of anything HEIDI I have several film versions in my collection. I first heard of this movie early last year (2016) when it was first released in Europe with the actors speaking German. Sadly, I don't speak German so I hoped it would come out in an English version. This is it (along with the same film dubbed in French)! It's one of the absolute best versions of HEIDI that's been made and really sticks close to the original tale by Johanna Spyri. There are some subtle changes to the story but nothing I found annoying. The little actress Anuk Steffen is absolutely perfect as the young heroine and Bruno Ganz is wonderful as Heidi's beloved Grandfather. One thing I loved was the addition of a small back story on Heidi's friend Klara, played by Isabelle Ottmann. The strict governess Fraulein Rottenmeier (Katharine Schuttler) was a delightfully comic character and I really enjoyed the performances of Peter Lohmeyer and Jella Haase as Sebastian the butler and Tinette the French maid! Young Quirin Agrippi rounds out the cast as Heidi's best friend Peter. I will be recommending this lovely film to my friends and family! Enjoy!
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