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|Contributor||Geraldine Chaplin, Robert Bathurst, Max von Sydow, Martyn Auty, Pauline McLynn, Christopher Figg, Diana Rigg, Del Synnott, Emma Bolger, Sam Friend, Kellie Shirley, Paul Marcus, Jessica Claridge, Brian Finch, Peter Sinclair See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 39 minutes|
Paul Marcus directs this children's adventure based on the classic book by Johanna Spyri. Young Heidi (Emma Bolger) is sent to live with her bad-tempered grandfather (Max von Sydow) in the mountains, and before long she has managed to cheer him up. But when Heidi is forced to become a companion to a young disabled girl in Frankfurt, she discovers just how much she misses the mountains, her grandfather, and her animal friends. The cast also includes Geraldine Chaplin, Diana Rigg and Pauline McLynn.
The beloved tale of Heidi, the Swiss miss whose indomitable spirit touches all those around her, despite having been dealt a harsh hand in life, gets a spunky boost in this 2005 film adaptation. A stellar cast includes Max von Sydow as Grandfather, a roiling-with-inner-rage Geraldine Chaplin as Rottenmeier, and a benevolent Diana Rigg as Grandmamma. At the centre of their world--like it or not--is Heidi, played with irrepressible optimism by the adorable Emma Bolger. As the orphaned Heidi is flung from home to home, city to city, valley to mountain, by those who profess not to want her, she accepts her fate and still manages to cast sunshine on her bleak situation. This version features breathtaking scenery--Grandfather's mountain aerie looks more like a Canadian Rockies summer spread than a place of self-imposed solitary confinement. At times the pan-European cast gives the film a feel of being the United Nations on location; Chaplin and Rigg's upper-crust British accents clash with von Sydow's clipped Swedish delivery, and Bolger's accent adorably reflects her Dublin roots. (Only the goats truly look Swiss.) But the story of Heidi has a huge heart, and this film is family entertainment in the best sense of the word. --A.T. Hurley
- Aspect Ratio : 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Rated : Universal, suitable for all
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 19.2 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm; 80 Grams
- Item model number : 5050582403923
- Director : Paul Marcus
- Media Format : PAL
- Run time : 1 hour and 39 minutes
- Release date : 1 Jun. 2009
- Actors : Robert Bathurst, Emma Bolger, Geraldine Chaplin, Jessica Claridge, Sam Friend
- Studio : Universal Pictures UK
- Producers : Martyn Auty, Christopher Figg
- ASIN : B000BSQR5I
- Country of origin : United Kingdom
- Writers : Brian Finch
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 29,561 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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While some try to crush her, the others have been a strong support. Unquenchable kindness helped to turn around several grumpy people (peter, grandfather, villagers etc.).
An movie not liekly to forget.
Orphaned Heidi (Emma Bolger)lives with her Aunt (Pauline McLynn - Father Ted) who dumps her into the care of her unwilling Grandpa (Max Von Sydow)at his remote home in the Alps. No sooner has this winsome child charmed her way into his heart than she is taken away and "sold" to be a companion to a disabled girl, Clara, who lives in the city. Soon Heidi is weaving her innocent magic on a cold, unfeeling household run by a Housekeeper (Geraldine Chaplin), but the call of the mountains and her Grandpa cannot be ignored and it takes the wisdom of Clara's Gran (Diana Rigg) to see where the child belongs.
Perfect performances from the adults and future stars to look out for in the children, this is a delightful classic that will appeal to the whole family. Highly recommended.
Keep a box of tissues with you as you approach the end of the film - despite the happy, uplifting end. Definitely a film to enjoy with subsequent viewings and a must to purchase as opposed to renting.
characters 'come to life' on screen plus, the dramatically beautiful scenery made me love it all the more.