Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Robert Neumüller
Written by Robert Neumüller
ORF, ZDF, RAI Südtirol and ARTE, produced by berlin producers and pre TV in association with BMB, Cine Tirol, Austrian TV Fund, IDM Südtirol and VAM
Languages: German (ORIGINAL)
Andreas Hofer - Hero and Freedom Fighter
Andreas Hofer - Held wider Willen
It happened in 1809: with all Europe dominated by the military genius of Napoleon and his armies, in the remote alpine valleys of Austria one man tries to build up resistance with an army of volunteers. This is the unique story of Andreas Hofer, a simple innkeeper from Tyrol, then part of the Habsburg Empire. With brutal guerilla tactics his local militia forces and armed civilians drive back Napoleon's army and reconquer the occupied territories of his homeland.