Die Verborgenen Taenze (1983)

Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland  |  
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The music and folkloric dances of the Binn Valley in the Oberwalliser region of Switzerland are featured in this docudrama about two young musicians who come to visit the Walpern Brothers in their remote cabin to listen to their music. Soon villagers have gathered around and start dancing on a makeshift platform while each tries to outdo the other in stories about the old, old days when dancing was forbidden and anyone caught in the act was banished to dance on the nearby glacier until Judgment Day. As the tall-tales, music, and dancing proceed apace, the night starts to cede to the first rays of sunlight while the villagers dance their way up the side of the mountain to the edge of the infamous glacier.