Der Himmel küßt die Berge

Deutschland 1994/1995 Dokumentarfilm

Summary

The Sky Kisses The Mountains

Der Himmel kuesst die Berge is a biographically influenced music film about the most important figures in folk music operetta: Maria Hellwig and her daughter Margot. The popular duo come from Reit im Winkl. Maria has been running the Der Kuhstall inn there for thirty years.

 

Their fans stream here - usually by the coach load - from all parts of Germany to experience the two at close range and in their home setting. Maria and Margot themselves sell a whole range of fan articles in the kiosk in front of the Kuhstall: therm-ometers, key rings, coffee cups decorated with the portraits of the two yodellers. Once a year, Addi Hellwig, Maria′s manager and husband, gets behind the wheel of his Mercedes and drives mother and daughter to their fans throughout Germany. On this occasion, it is the tour of "Alpine Christmas" which they are performing every day in the four weeks running up to Christmas Eve. With the aid of artificial Advent scents and backdrops of Bavarian Christmas markets, North German sports halls are transformed into Upper Bavarian winter idylls.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Shoot

    • 1994 - 1995: Reit im Winkl, Süddeutschland u.a. [bis Sommer]
Duration:
2271 m, 83 min
Format:
s16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.11.1995, 74117, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 26.10.1995, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 21.12.1995;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 28.12.1996, ARD

Titles

  • Arbeitstitel Maria & Margot - Ein deutsches Weihnachtsmärchen
  • sonstiger Titel Maria & Margot. Die Hellwigs - Ein deutsches Märchen
  • Untertitel Maria & Margot Hellwig
  • Originaltitel (DE) Der Himmel küßt die Berge

Versions

Original

Duration:
2271 m, 83 min
Format:
s16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.11.1995, 74117, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 26.10.1995, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 21.12.1995;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 28.12.1996, ARD