Switzerland / 1987 / 44'
Armand Rouiller is 80 years old. He is a mountain man, a woodman and a craftsman. He makes large sledges and rakes. He learnt the craft from his father who learnt it from his grandfather. He uses different kinds of wood, ash, maple and lime. It takes him 12 hours to make a rake and 27 to make a sledge. The film shows us the cutting of the wood and the construction of a rake and a sledge. Armand Rouiller is the last craftsman in the Swiss Romanda doing this work.