Alpine Fire

by Fredi M. Murer 1h59min Switzerland 1985
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Alpine Fire
by Fredi M. Murer

A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him. In his work, he can become frustrated, so when he throws an expensive mower over a cliff in a fit of pique, his father banishes him to the outskirts of the farm, where he uses pubescent energy to break rocks and build walls and cairns. (It's the tradition of the father's family, called "The Irascibles" by neighbors, to spend puberty doing this.) Belli visits him and they begin sleeping together. By winter, the boy is back in the house and Belli is pregnant. Soon her parents must know. 

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  • Thomas Nock : le garçon
  • Johanna Lier : la sœur
  • Dorothea Moritz : la mère
  • Rolf Illig : le père
  • And with: Tilli Breidenbach, Jörg Odermatt


  • Director Fredi M. Murer
  • Scenario Fredi M. Murer
  • Photo director Pio Corradi
  • Costume Design Greta Roderer
  • Sound Florian Eidenbenz, Johannes Gerstengarbe
  • Sound mix Peter Begert
  • Editing Helena Gerber
  • Original music Mario Beretta
  • Producer Bernard Lang
  • Production Compagny Langfilm
  • Distributor Langfilm

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1985
  • Release date for France
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageGerman
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