War in the Highlands

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War in the Highlands

switzerland 18th century swiss history war female lead

War in the Highlands

Release Date: October 07, 1998

Year    :   1998
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Romance, Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Arena Films
Director    :   Francis Reusser
Producers    :   Hubert Toint, Bruno Pésery, Jean-Louis Porchet, Gérard Ruey, Paul Fonteyn, Marie-Sylvie Caillierez
Writers    :   Jean-Claude Carrière, Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, Francis Reusser, Emmanuelle de Riedmatten
RunTime    :   105 mins.

La Guerre Dans le Haut Pays is a period piece set in the winter of 1797-98, during the six days leading up to the fall of Bern and the victory of Napoleon's army, when the Bern government is faced with mixed loyalties from its subjects. The population of the lower valley is divided, but the upper region remains loyal, since they have been given special autonomy and a favorable system of taxation. David, a postman, works between the two regions. His father, who is a hard-line conservative, does not approve of his relationship with Julie, who is from the lower part of the valley. Julie's father, on the other hand, is more open to the new ideas of liberation. As a result of his work, David is exposed to new ideas and becomes a believer in equality and justice.

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