Orphan girl Heidi spends the happiest days of her childhood with her grandfather (Bruno Ganz, Downfall), in the Swiss Alps. Together with her best friend Peter, she tends to the goats and enjoys freedom in the mountains to the fullest. But when Heidi is taken to Frankfurt by her aunt, these carefree times come to an end as Heidi is placed under the supervision of a strict nanny and taught to read and write alongside a playmate, Klara. Although the two girls soon become friends, her longing for her beloved mountains and grandfather grows ever stronger and she yearns for home. Based on the worldwide bestselling novel, Heidi is the film of the classic fairy tale that has enchanted generations.