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1986, Fiction, 104'

Script/Director: Xavier Koller

Produced by:

Catpics AG, Alfi Sinniger

In 1941, with food imports into Europe halted by the war, the Swiss government decrees that all grazing land must be turned over to the production of grain and potatoes. Tanner, a bearded mountain farmer, refuses, arguing that his rocky portion of land is useless for agriculture. His defiance of authority initially elevates him to the status of local hero. This status soon changes as the pressure to conform intensifies. Starring the inimitable Otto Machtlinger.

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