by Guy Maddin 1h40min Canada 1992
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Film details

by Guy Maddin

In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of butler student Johann lusting after his mother (an old flame of the mysterious Count Knotkers) and Klara's attraction to her father (who lusts after his other daughter), leading to duels and suicidal plunges galore.

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[ MP4 SD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Kyle McCulloch : Grigorss
  • Sarah Neville : Klara
  • Gosia Dobrowolska : Zenaida
  • Jackie Burroughs : Frau Professeur
  • Victor Cowie : Herr Trotta
  • Paul Cox : Comte Knotkers
  • And with: Katya Gardner, Brent Neale, Michael O'Sullivan, Vince Rimmer


  • Director Guy Maddin
  • Scenario Guy Maddin
  • Photo director Guy Maddin
  • Set Design Jeff Solylo
  • Costume Design Donna Szöke
  • Sound Russ Dyck
  • Editing Guy Maddin
  • Original music John McCulloch
  • Producer Tracy Traeger, Andre Bennett, Greg Klymkiw
  • Production Compagny Canada Council, The, Téléfilm Canada, The Canada Manitoba Cultural Industries Development Office (CIDO), The Greg & Tracy Film Ministry, The Manitoba Arts Council
  • Distributor ED Distribution

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format16 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1992
  • Release date for France02/28/1996
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColorized
  • LanguageEnglish
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