Cœur animal

Animal Heart
Das Tier in meinem Herzen
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Paul lives in the Swiss mountains near the timberline. He loves his wife even less than his animals. Rosine has to work for him, always in danger of being raped as if she was his animal property. When he employs a new Spanish seasonal worker things start to change. The "Spaniard" increases the villagers' quality of life. A new wind blows over the farm, yet Paul experiences the feeling of jealousy for the first time. He beats up his wife almost to death. An emergency helicopter brings her to the hospital down in the valley. It's only now that Paul realises that he misses his wife, that he might actually love her and that he cannot continue living with an "animal heart". He has to fight for her eventually. (Festival information)