Although a lowlander, Marco is a robust fellow. He is now working as a farmhand for mountain farmer Alois in a remote Swiss alpine village and, even at the regulars’ table at the local inn, people are slowly learning to appreciate this iced tea drinker. Anna is a local village girl; she has a daughter, Julia, from a previous relationship. Some doubt whether this new relationship will work out – but not Marco or Anna. They get married. Their love is gentle and beautiful; unable to fully fathom it, they express it in simple words. The trust between them grows and their tenderness endures; the happiness they feel at every touch is only surpassed by the warmth of stroking a cow. But soon Marco seems to be losing control of his impulses more and more often …
Humankind and nature merge in a unique way in Michael Koch’s film. Powered by the congenial normality of its non-professional cast, his work follows the rhythm of the seasons with a tranquil conviction that is devoid of hysteria in spite of the circumstances – even if body and soul are fraught with tension. A jewel of a film.
CH/DE 2022, 136 Min. schweizerdeutsche OmU
Regie, Buch: Michael Koch
Kamera: Armin Dierolf
Schnitt: Florian Riegel
mit Michèle Brand, Simon Wisler, Elin Zgraggen, Daniela Barmettler, Josef Aschwanden