Alain Gsponer
Switzerland, Germany
2016
112
minutes
German, Swiss-German
spoken
English
subtitles

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August 30, 2019
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Heidi is a beloved and best-selling book, written by Johanna Spyri in 1880. 11 year-old Heidi is an orphan, who is cared for by her Aunt Dete. When her aunt gets a job in Frankfurt, Heidi is taken to live with her mysterious grandfather in the Swiss Alps. She becomes friends with a young boy, Peter, and loves to go up the mountain with him and his goats. Then one day, she is whisked away by her aunt to a posh house in the city. A term of Heidi’s lodging and education is that she is expected to provide companionship to Klara, the lonely, wheelchair-bound daughter of a well-to-do family. The two girls soon become friends, and Klara’s grandmother awakens Heidi’s passion for reading. However, Heidi becomes homesick for the freedom of the mountains and her grandfather.

Classified: G

 

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