Alpine Saga

Ein Wildheuerfilm

[original title:  Das Erbe der Bergler]

Switzerland 2006. 35mm, 1:1.66, Dolby SR, colour, 97 min.

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A unique opportunity to experience the last remaining «Wildheuer» in the Muotatal, a valley in canton Schwyz, Switzerland.

Award-winning director Langjahr returns to his beloved Alps to document a group of people continuing the legacy of their forefathers. Every year on Swiss National day, August 1, the Wildheuer climb up the steep mountain of the «Hinteren Heubrig», fitted out with scythes and wearing wooden shoes with spikes, just as their ancestors did before them. They are part of a generation who have lived with the challenges of nature and survived it. In his film, Langjahr's poetic realism gives an insight into these people's experience of the simple life, the very foundation of human existence.

DirectorErich Langjahr
ScriptErich Langjahr
WithAlbert Gwerder, Erich Gwerder, Alois Langenegger, Toni Schelbert, Anton Büeler etc.
PhotographyErich Langjahr
SoundSilvia Haselbeck
EditingErich Langjahr
MusicHans Kennel
CollaboratorsMischung: Dieter Lengacher
Plakat: Art Ringger und Marion Lastin
Duration97 min.
Format35mm, 1:1.66, Dolby SR
Shooting format35mm
VersionsDialekt: Dialekt m. UT deutsch/englisch
Sales DVD/VideoDVD   [order]
ReleaseLocarno 2006
FestivalsLOCARNO CH: 59. Festival Internazionale del film Locarno 2.-12.8.06, "Semaine de la critique"
LEIPZIG D: 49. Int. Leipziger Dokumentar-Film-Festival 30.10.-5.11.06
WIEN AT: Viennale, Vienna Int. Film Festival 13.-25. 10.06
SOLOTHURN CH: Solothurner Filmtage Januar 07
SAARBRÜCKEN D: 28. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, 15.-21. Januar 2007
TRENTO IT: 55. Trento Filmfestival 28.4. - 6.5.07 im Wettbewerb
WROCŁAW PL: Era New Horizons Int. Film Festival, 19.-29 Juli 2007
FREISTADT AT: 20. Festival Der neue Heimatfilm, 22.-26.8.07
PÄRNU EST: XXI Pärnu International Film Festival, 8.-29. Juli 2007
FREISTADT AT: 20. Festival Der neue Heimatfilm, 22.-26.8.07
BANSKO BG: VII Int. Mountain Film Festival 29.November-2.12.2007)
WÜRZBURG DE: Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg 24.- 27.1.08
Paris F: Musée d'Orsay, 12. Januar 2008
BOZEN I:Bozner Filmtage, 16.-20. April 2008
AOSTA I: Desarpa Film Festival 25.-27.9.08
RADSTADT AT: 7. Filmfestival 5. - 8. November 08
INNSBRUCK AT, 7. Innsbrucker Naturfilmtage 15.-18. Oktober 08
BAD AIBLING (DE) Nonfiktionale, Festival des dokumentarischen Films,, 24. - 27. September 09
Peking China Documentary Film Festival 1.-7. Mai 10
AwardsNomination für den Schweizer Filmpreis 2007 (bester Dokumentarfilm)
ScreensSchweiz: über 63'000 Eintritte
TV broadcastsTSR; TSI; SF 1; 3sat.
ProductionLangjahr-Film GmbH, Luegstrasse 13, CH-6037 Root
Tel. +41-41-450 22 52 – Fax +41-41-450 22 51
E-mail: info@langjahr-film.chsend this messagewww.langjahr-film.ch
World RightsLangjahr-Film GmbH
Distribution Switzerland
and international
Langjahr-Film GmbH, Luegstrasse 13, CH-6037 Root
Tel. +41-41-450 22 52 – Fax +41-41-450 22 51
E-mail: info@langjahr-film.chsend this messagewww.langjahr-film.ch
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