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by Christian Karcher


Vico, a young African, inherits an alpine pasture in Gruyère. He comes to Switzerland with the firm intention of selling the land, but he manages to defeat the plans of a local bigwig who is too sure of his white man’s superiority, does his best to become an “armailli” (Gruyère-style dairy farmer) and saves the village from disaster.

original title: L' HERITIER
country: Switzerland
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Karcher
film run: 99'
screenplay: Christian Karcher, Laurence Mermoud
cast: Jean-Baptiste Anoumon, Laurent Sandoz, Natacha Koutchoumov, Patrick Raynal
cinematography by: Carlo Varini
film editing: Xavier Ruiz
art director: Pia Gans de St-Pré
music: Edgard Biondina, Thierry Malet
production: RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Caravan Prod, K'ien Productions, France 2, Arte (FR)
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