The Girl down Loch Änzi

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The Girl down Loch Änzi (Das Mädchen vom Änziloch)

Directed by Alice Schmid

  • Switzerland 2016; 87 min
  • Original version: Swiss German, German
  • Genre: Documentary


The pivotal summer for 12-year-old Laura, who lives in a beautiful remote area in the Swiss mountains. As the only daughter in a taciturn family of farmers and mostly left to her own, she becomes obsessed with the legends told about a gorge in the area where no one dares to go. When a boy from town arrives to help on the farm she finally has a friend to share her fears and fantasies with. After he has left she takes the courage to explore the mysterious place all by herself. The portrait of a girl underestimated by all.