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A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.

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Alain Gsponer

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Petra Biondina Volpe (screenplay), Johanna Spyri (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anuk Steffen ... Heidi
Anna Schinz ... Dete
Lilian Naef Lilian Naef ... Barbel
Bruno Ganz ... Alpöhi
Peter Jecklin Peter Jecklin ... Pfarrer
Christoph Gaugler Christoph Gaugler ... Senner
Quirin Agrippi ... Geissenpeter
Rebecca Indermaur Rebecca Indermaur ... Geissenpeterin
Monica Gubser Monica Gubser ... Grossmutter
Arthur Bühler Arthur Bühler ... Dörfler
Marietta Jemmi ... Frau im Dorf
Peter Lohmeyer ... Sebastian
Katharina Schüttler ... Fräulein Rottenmeier
Isabelle Ottmann ... Klara
Jella Haase ... Tinette
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A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.

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Language:

German | Swiss German | Afrikaans

Release Date:

10 December 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Хайди See more »

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$8,800,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The most successful Swiss feature film of all times. See more »

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Version of Heidi a scuola (1974) See more »

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Am A Naturalized Swiss, and Don't Know Heidi
19 March 2016 | by SerpentMageSee all my reviews

Born in Germany, grew up in North America, lived all over Europe, and am a Swiss (Naturalized) and did not know the story of Heidi. My wife said, "don't you remember the cartoons?" Answer: NO.

It is an excellent movie and being German (born near Frankfurt) / Swiss dual citizen, I actually truly appreciated its reality and adherence to the people and the land. While others may say, "oh where is this", this movie paid attention to how people were of that time. I was surprised by that.

The story itself might not be accurate the the cartoons, but as my wife says, "you know it is a story right?" Well, and here is the thing the movie is very true to the original story, and not the cartoons.

Swiss appreciated the movie because they did not use a German dialect throughout the entire movie. They used a true Swiss dialect when appropriate.

So does the movie skip? Sure, it does, but it only has 2 hours to cover a complicated story. They decided to focus on the main parts of the original story and did a very good job.


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