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Heidi (2005)

TV-G | | Drama, Family | 19 August 2005 (USA)
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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 »

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Paul Marcus

Writers:

Brian Finch (screenplay), Johanna Spyri (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Bolger ... Heidi
Max von Sydow ... Uncle Alp
Geraldine Chaplin ... Rottenmeier
Diana Rigg ... Grandmamma
Pauline McLynn ... Aunt Detie
Sam Friend Sam Friend ... Peter
Jessica Claridge Jessica Claridge ... Clara
Del Synnott Del Synnott ... Sebastian
Kellie Shirley ... Tinette
Robert Bathurst ... Mr. Sessemann
Oliver Ford Davies ... Dr. Classen
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ... Bridget
Jessica James Jessica James ... Grannie
Alexander Main Alexander Main ... Frankfurt Boy
Karl Johnson ... Old Man
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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 accompanying young goatherd Peter. Grandpa refuses to send her to school in the city, but aunt Detie returns and forces him to give in. She's sent to a posh lady in Frankfurt, where she'll be a companion for crippled daughter Clara after school hours. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Family

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Альпийская сказка See more »

Filming Locations:

Ljubljana, Slovenia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

It wasn't a goof that Clara was standing after the wheelchair went down the mountainside. It was the shock of Heidi going over the edge that gave her the impetus to stand. It's all part of the storyline. See more »

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Excellent
29 March 2014 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

None of the five adaptations I've seen of the classic Heidi are bad, though neither are quite perfect. Despite the too-low rating this adaptation was excellent, though the part where the grandfather goes to the village seemed contradictory to his character and part of you wishes that Max Von Sydow had more to do. Even with some changes, in detail and spirit Heidi(2005) is the most faithful. It doesn't feel over-dramatic like the Noley Thornton version did- which still had a lot of engaging things- and none of it was mean-spirited or too dark, yes even with the slightly crueler characterisations of Fraulein Rottenmeier and Aunt Dete. The characters are true to the book like the delightful Shirley Temple version(which had the most accurate depiction of Fraulein Rottenmeier), treating the characters of the grandfather and Clara sympathetically like the Noley Thornton version didn't really. But at the same time it doesn't fall into the trap of making those like Fraulein Rottenmeier too nice like the 1968 adaptation with Jean Simmons(also a very well-done version) did. Heidi(2005) has a lot going for it, it looks lovely with very attractive photography, authentic period detail and mountain scenery that is a wonder. The music is unobtrusive and matches the pacing of the adaptation very well while not dragging. The script has a pleasant mixture of funny, intelligent and poignant, with you relating every step of the way with Heidi and her life and conflict. The story even with the slow pacing captures the feel of the book just beautifully, it was very heart-warming(particularly in the relationships between the characters), had a lot of charm and the dramatic parts were genuinely touching and never too dark. All the key elements are there and with the right impact. The ending as you'd expect for Heidi is very emotional. The direction allows the story to resonate yet doesn't make it to be stillborn. Emma Bolger is a highly engaging Heidi, like Shirley Temple she was charming and funny and just as photogenic while capable of an emotional range that made her performance moving too. Max Von Sydow is perfect also as the grandfather with a distinctively stoic presence, showing the grandfather's journey from gruff and reclusive to much more loving and warm, the only actor playing this character to do so completely successfully. Geraldine Chaplin's Fraulein Rottenmeier is genuinely beastly(if crueler than you'd expect), which allowed for Heidi's conflict with her to have its tension, likewise with Pauline McLynn's Aunt Dete. Diana Rigg sparkles in the affectingly noble role of the grandmother, and the compassionate Clara of Jessica Claridge also impresses(Peter too is believable). In fact all the acting is fine. Overall, an excellent adaptation. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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