Not all content has been licensed for re-downloading in all countries at this time. You can see what content you can download here:
If movies aren't listed for your country, then you cannot re-download your movies without repurchasing them.
Thank you very much for the message.
The country is switzerland and movies cannot indeed be redownloaded for that country.
However, I then bought the movie directly with my macbook on itunesstores.
So my objective now is not to redownload.
I do see the movie I bought in the macbook library under the movies section.
But when I look at my purchase list in itunesstores I still do not have a "movie" section displayed.
I am wondering if there is a problem with my itunes software, although I re installed the latest version yesterday just in case...
Thanks for your help.
Since movies are not available for re-downloading, you will not see a section for them in the Purchases area of the iTunes Store. The only purpose for that section is to allow re-downloading. If you want to see confirmation on purchase of your movies, look at your Purchase History: