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Pestalozzis Berg (1989)

In 1770s, the Swiss farmer, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, established a school for poor orphaned children in the Aargau. Up to total exhaustion he sacrificed himself for his pedagogical ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter von Gunten

Writers:

Lukas Hartmann (novel), Lukas Hartmann | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
Rolf Hoppe ... Zehender
Heidi Züger Heidi Züger ... Mädi
Christian Grashof Christian Grashof ... Zschokke
Michael Gwisdek ... Perrault
Corinna Harfouch ... Juliette Benoit
Silvia Jost Silvia Jost ... Magd in Stans
Angelica Ippolito Angelica Ippolito ... Anna Pestalozzi
Peter Wyssbrod Peter Wyssbrod ... Hofstetter
Käthe Reichel Käthe Reichel ... Köchin
Isolde Barth ... Rosalia
Mathias Gnädinger Mathias Gnädinger ... Büttel
Roger Jendly Roger Jendly ... Kutscher
Leandra Zimmermann Leandra Zimmermann ... Kathrin (as Lea Zimmermann)
Timo Kuhn Timo Kuhn ... Güllewerfer
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In 1770s, the Swiss farmer, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, established a school for poor orphaned children in the Aargau. Up to total exhaustion he sacrificed himself for his pedagogical theories. Five years later the project of the idealistic educator failed after bloody attacks of the French. In retrospect, the disappointed Pestalozzi experiences the last few months with "his" children.

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Pestalozzi a man ahead of it time!!!
10 November 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

To fully understanding of this Swiss Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi is upmost importance to know his history as a man and mainly as pedagogue who established a new approaching to learn their students, of course he was a retrained man, averse with pageantry usually on those period of time, a laconic man, seeing wars ravaging the entire generation of children, relegating them a starvation and obscurantism of their upcoming illiteracy, this picture focused him in just period on Baden when the French Army on a strong and bloody repressed against a farmer's uprising, leaving around thousand orphan children without future, then he asking for take care of them, Gian Maria Volonté has an decent performance of the odd Pestalozzi, who didn't blent to their enemies, your primaries values was untouchable, thus he had political problems in everywhere, valuable picture criminally underrated!!!

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Language:

German

Release Date:

17 March 1989 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La montagna di Pestalozzi See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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