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War in the Highlands

A Feature film by Francis Reusser

Produced by Cab Productions

Release in France : 05/05/1999

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Cab Productions

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Saga Film, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Rezo Productions, Arena Films

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Rezo Films

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Winter 1797 - 1798: Napoleonic troops, allied with Swiss revolutionaries, occupy the canton of Vaud and begin preparing for the military conquest of Bern and its vassals. Resistance to the advance of Enlightenment ideas, however, coalesces in the highlands beyond the snow-blocked passes. This clash of philosophies weighs on the romantic fate of David and Julie, who are caught up in the whirlwind of parental conflict, emotional crises, and betrayed friendships, all burdened by civil and religious traditions.


In the post-revolutionary period, people in the Ormont highlands did not take to the new ideas promoted by the likes of Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot and others. The ancien régime in Bern therefore curried favored with the population by exonerating it from taxes and granting it relative freedom, all the while protecting it from disaster. Little open to change, the people of the Ormonts had long resisted the Protestant reformation; hencefroth they dreaded the revolutionary violence raging in France and therefore took a dim view of the liberal ideas advocated by exiled residents from Vaud.

(Excerpt from press folder)

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Full credits (13)

Executive Producers :

Jean-Louis Porchet, Gérard Ruey

Co-producers :

Bruno Pesery, Hubert Toint

Sound Recordist :

François Musy

Press Attaché (film) :

Sandrine Lamantowicz

Continuity supervisor :

Elodie Van Beuren

Music Composer :

Jean-François Monot

Still Photographer :

Jacques Berthet

Screenwriters :

Francis Reusser, Jean-Claude Carrière, Emmanuelle Riedmetten (de)

Director of Photography :

Christophe Beaucarne

Production Manager :

Xavier Grin

Editor :

Jacques Witta

Production Designer :

Jean-Claude Maret

Costume designer :

Jean-Claude Maret

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Feature film

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Minority French (Switzerland)

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1 h 45 min

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Dolby SRD


Festival Selections

Berlin International Film Festival - 1999

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)


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