Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
German director Werner Jacobs 1965 drama Heidi stars Eva Maria Singhammer in the title role of a young girl who happily resides in a quaint mountain chalet with her kindly grandfather (Gustav Knuth). When Heidi is taken by her aunt to live in Frankfort and help Klara (Gertraude Mittermayr), a wealthy man's crippled daughter, she finds herself under the constant watchful eye of a cold and aloof governess and grows to miss her grandfather terribly. Fortunately, as Heidi works to raise Klara's spirits, the two form a strong bond with one another. Adapted from the novel by Johanna Spyri, this is just one of countless filmed versions of the tale.
aunt, child-abuse, family, governess, grandfather, handicap, kidnapping, mountains, orphan, reunion, servant, rescue, slavery