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The conquest of the Matterhorn in 1865

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    Luis Trenker - Pionier und Egomane

    Luis Trenker - Pionier und Egomane

    Karin Duregger (2016)

    Even more than 25 years after his death, Luis Trenker is still an icon of the mountains: no one else has ensured such a lasting popularisation of the living environment in the (South) Tyrolean Alps. Whether as a film pioneer or as a TV presenter, he captivated an audience of millions. A gnarly nature boy in a felt hat and a mountaineer's shirt: Luis Trenker, who died in 1990, is still remembered today. In the 1920s and 1930s, the actor, screenwriter and director shaped the young genre of 'mountain film'. His films attracted the masses to the cinema - and at the same time fascinated the dictators of the time, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

    Austria, Germany / 28 min

    Luis Trenker - Pionier und Egomane

    Karin Duregger

    • 2016
    • Austria, Germany
    • 28 min
    Even more than 25 years after his death, Luis Trenker is still an icon of the mountains: no one else has ensured such a lasting popularisation of the living environment in the (South) Tyrolean Alps. Whether as a film pioneer or as a TV presenter, he captivated an audience of millions. A gnarly nature boy in a felt hat and a mountaineer's shirt: Luis Trenker, who died in 1990, is still remembered today. In the 1920s and 1930s, the actor, screenwriter and director shaped the young genre of 'mountain film'. His films attracted the masses to the cinema - and at the same time fascinated the dictators of the time, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Luis Trenker - Ein Mann und seine Legenden

    Luis Trenker - Ein Mann und seine Legenden

    Karin Duregger (2015)

    Even 25 years after his death, Luis Trenker is still an icon of the mountains: no one else has ensured such a lasting popularisation of the living environment in the (South) Tyrolean Alps. Whether as a film pioneer or as a TV presenter, he captivated an audience of millions. A gnarled nature boy in a felt hat and mountaineering shirt: Luis Trenker, who died in 1990, is still remembered today. The new documentary reflects the myth and reveals a differentiated picture of Luis Trenker.

    Austria, Germany / 50 min

    Luis Trenker - Ein Mann und seine Legenden

    Karin Duregger

    • 2015
    • Austria, Germany
    • 50 min
    Even 25 years after his death, Luis Trenker is still an icon of the mountains: no one else has ensured such a lasting popularisation of the living environment in the (South) Tyrolean Alps. Whether as a film pioneer or as a TV presenter, he captivated an audience of millions. A gnarled nature boy in a felt hat and mountaineering shirt: Luis Trenker, who died in 1990, is still remembered today. The new documentary reflects the myth and reveals a differentiated picture of Luis Trenker.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Das Matterhorn - Vom Mythos zur Marke

    Das Matterhorn - Vom Mythos zur Marke

    Gerald Salmina (2015)

    On 14 July 1865 the Matterhorn was first climbed. Bergwelten takes this event as an opportunity to take a look at the most exciting events on the most famous mountain in the Alps. From the first summit ascent, the first ascent of the north face in 1931 and the legendary winter solo entrance of the Italian Walter Bonatti in 1965, to the unique achievements of today's mountaineers. The film impresses with spectacular climbing shots and unique shots of the film work in the wall. And it accompanies people whose lives are inseparably linked to the unique mountain on the Swiss-Italian border. The Zermatt mountain guide Michi Lerjen grew up on the Swiss side of the mountain. Hervé Barmasse, on the other hand, comes from the Italian side - as a scion of a mountain guide family, he knows the Matterhorn better than anyone else.

    Austria / 50 min

    Das Matterhorn - Vom Mythos zur Marke

    Gerald Salmina

    • 2015
    • Austria
    • 50 min
    On 14 July 1865 the Matterhorn was first climbed. Bergwelten takes this event as an opportunity to take a look at the most exciting events on the most famous mountain in the Alps. From the first summit ascent, the first ascent of the north face in 1931 and the legendary winter solo entrance of the Italian Walter Bonatti in 1965, to the unique achievements of today's mountaineers. The film impresses with spectacular climbing shots and unique shots of the film work in the wall. And it accompanies people whose lives are inseparably linked to the unique mountain on the Swiss-Italian border. The Zermatt mountain guide Michi Lerjen grew up on the Swiss side of the mountain. Hervé Barmasse, on the other hand, comes from the Italian side - as a scion of a mountain guide family, he knows the Matterhorn better than anyone else.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn Vod

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma (1934)

    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

    Germany / 79 min

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma, Mario Bonnard

    • 1934
    • Germany
    • 79 min
    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Cervino, storia della prima scalata

    (1990)

    History of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary. The climbing group was led by the British climber Edward Whymper. 7 men left Zermatt on the 13th of july 1865 and reached the summit on the 14th, three days before a competing expedition started from the Italian side. The drama was consummated on the return: the French Michel Croz, and the British Charles Hudson, Douglas Robert Hadow, Francis Douglas, fell on the north side, crashing on the glacier. The documentary is entirely made with photographic, pictorial or engraving images of the time and with a voice-over that tells the story.

    Switzerland / 19 min

    Cervino, storia della prima scalata


    • 1990
    • Switzerland
    • 19 min
    History of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary. The climbing group was led by the British climber Edward Whymper. 7 men left Zermatt on the 13th of july 1865 and reached the summit on the 14th, three days before a competing expedition started from the Italian side. The drama was consummated on the return: the French Michel Croz, and the British Charles Hudson, Douglas Robert Hadow, Francis Douglas, fell on the north side, crashing on the glacier. The documentary is entirely made with photographic, pictorial or engraving images of the time and with a voice-over that tells the story.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Zermatt und das 'hore'

    Paul Borer (1965)

    A semi amateur film originally produced in 8mm by Paul Borer to celebrate the centenary of the first ascent to the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper. The film reviews the history of the mountain showing illustrations of the achievements of the first climbers and also collects images of the centenary celebrations in the village of Zermatt in 1965. The title of the film refers to the Hore, a dialect of Zermatt.

    Switzerland / 28 min

    Zermatt und das 'hore'

    Paul Borer

    • 1965
    • Switzerland
    • 28 min
    A semi amateur film originally produced in 8mm by Paul Borer to celebrate the centenary of the first ascent to the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper. The film reviews the history of the mountain showing illustrations of the achievements of the first climbers and also collects images of the centenary celebrations in the village of Zermatt in 1965. The title of the film refers to the Hore, a dialect of Zermatt.

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  • Documentary / Travelogue

    Zermatt - Matterhorn

    Zermatt - Matterhorn

    Evert den Hartogh (2003)

    A look at the city of Zermatt and both it's modern-day tourism offerings and it's history including Edward Whymper's ascent of the Matterhorn on July 14, 1865.

    Switzerland / 20 min

    Zermatt - Matterhorn

    Evert den Hartogh

    • 2003
    • Switzerland
    • 20 min
    A look at the city of Zermatt and both it's modern-day tourism offerings and it's history including Edward Whymper's ascent of the Matterhorn on July 14, 1865.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Die eroberung der Alpen

    Jacqueline Schwerzmann (2013)

    Die eroberung der Alpen is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Jungfrau. It was directed by Jacqueline Schwerzmann in 2013 and produced by SRF. It is a part of the series SF DOK. It features Daniel Anker, Marc Schertenleib, Jerun Vils, Stefan Hächler, Andrea Lüthi, Marika Schmidt and others.

    Switzerland / 51 min

    Die eroberung der Alpen

    Jacqueline Schwerzmann

    • 2013
    • Switzerland
    • 51 min
    Die eroberung der Alpen is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Jungfrau. It was directed by Jacqueline Schwerzmann in 2013 and produced by SRF. It is a part of the series SF DOK. It features Daniel Anker, Marc Schertenleib, Jerun Vils, Stefan Hächler, Andrea Lüthi, Marika Schmidt and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Whymper's weg aufs Matterhorn

    Whymper's weg aufs Matterhorn

    August Julen (1955)

    Whymper's weg aufs Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by August Julen in 1955. 

    Switzerland

    Whymper's weg aufs Matterhorn

    Whymper's weg aufs Matterhorn

    August Julen

    • 1955
    • Switzerland
    Whymper's weg aufs Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by August Julen in 1955. 

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Bitterer sieg

    Bitterer sieg

    Gaudenz Meili (1964)

    Bitterer sieg is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Gaudenz Meili in 1964 and produced by SRF. It features Edzard Wüstendörfer.

    Switzerland / 36 min

    Bitterer sieg

    Gaudenz Meili

    • 1964
    • Switzerland
    • 36 min
    Bitterer sieg is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Gaudenz Meili in 1964 and produced by SRF. It features Edzard Wüstendörfer.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn Vod

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn

    Gieri Venzin (2015)

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Remme in 2015 and produced by SRF. It features David Göttler, Pen Hadow, Stephen Venables, Benedikt Perren, Christian Schwarzenegger, Craig Fletcher and others.

    Germany / 43 min

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn

    Gieri Venzin, Tilman Remme

    • 2015
    • Germany
    • 43 min
    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Remme in 2015 and produced by SRF. It features David Göttler, Pen Hadow, Stephen Venables, Benedikt Perren, Christian Schwarzenegger, Craig Fletcher and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Tatort Matterhorn

    Tilman Remme (2015)

    The Matterhorn. An invincible mountain - until 150 years ago. It all changed on the 14th July 1865, when two mountaineer groups raced to the top, wanting to be the first to reach the peak of the majestic mountain. The British-Swiss team were victorious. But the triumph soon turned into tragedy. During the descent, four mountaineers tragically died. But was it an unfortunate accident, or sabotage? Or even murder?
    The documentary «Tatort Matterhorn» - produced by the Swiss television channel SRF - tries to solve the case that led to the dramatic happenings on the Swiss Alps.

    Germany / 87 min

    Tatort Matterhorn

    Tilman Remme, Gieri Venzin

    • 2015
    • Germany
    • 87 min
    The Matterhorn. An invincible mountain - until 150 years ago. It all changed on the 14th July 1865, when two mountaineer groups raced to the top, wanting to be the first to reach the peak of the majestic mountain. The British-Swiss team were victorious. But the triumph soon turned into tragedy. During the descent, four mountaineers tragically died. But was it an unfortunate accident, or sabotage? Or even murder?
    The documentary «Tatort Matterhorn» - produced by the Swiss television channel SRF - tries to solve the case that led to the dramatic happenings on the Swiss Alps.

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