Filmography

Arnold Fanck

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    Der Berg des Schicksals

    Der Berg des Schicksals

    Arnold Fanck (1924)

    After a mountaineer is killed attempting to climb a difficult mountain, his son dreams of conquering the peak that has defeated his father. But his mother makes him promise never to attempt it. Events eventually force her to release him from the promise, and he ascends the mountain successfully.

    Germany / 87 min

    Der Berg des Schicksals

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1924
    • Germany
    • 87 min
    After a mountaineer is killed attempting to climb a difficult mountain, his son dreams of conquering the peak that has defeated his father. But his mother makes him promise never to attempt it. Events eventually force her to release him from the promise, and he ascends the mountain successfully.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü DVD

    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü

    Arnold Fanck (1929)

    A young couple go climbing in the mountains on their honeymoon. She gets lilled in an accident, and he, inconsolable, wanders the mountains for years without her. Another couple come to the same mountains some years after. They meet him and ask him to be their guide. Disaster strikes yet again. A frozen mountain landscape si the setting for some of the most spectacular film shots of the era which have not been surpassed eve with today’s technology.

    Germany / 150 min

    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü

    Arnold Fanck, Georg Wilhelm Pabst

    • 1929
    • Germany
    • 150 min
    A young couple go climbing in the mountains on their honeymoon. She gets lilled in an accident, and he, inconsolable, wanders the mountains for years without her. Another couple come to the same mountains some years after. They meet him and ask him to be their guide. Disaster strikes yet again. A frozen mountain landscape si the setting for some of the most spectacular film shots of the era which have not been surpassed eve with today’s technology.

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  • Drama / Biographical

    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit Vod

    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit

    Wolfgang Murnberger (2015)

    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Wolfgang Murnberger in 2015 and produced by Roxy Film. It features Marc Benjamin, Rouven Blessing, J. David Hinze, Brigitte Hobmeier, Tobias Moretti, Franco Moscon and others.

    Austria, Germany / 90 min

    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit

    Wolfgang Murnberger

    • 2015
    • Austria, Germany
    • 90 min
    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Wolfgang Murnberger in 2015 and produced by Roxy Film. It features Marc Benjamin, Rouven Blessing, J. David Hinze, Brigitte Hobmeier, Tobias Moretti, Franco Moscon and others.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Wer war Arnold Fanck? DVD

    Wer war Arnold Fanck?

    Hans-Jürgen Panitz (1989)

    Wer war Arnold Fanck? is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc and Piz Palü. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 1989 and produced by Omega Film. It features Arnold Fanck Jr..

    Germany / 94 min

    Wer war Arnold Fanck?

    Hans-Jürgen Panitz

    • 1989
    • Germany
    • 94 min
    Wer war Arnold Fanck? is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc and Piz Palü. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 1989 and produced by Omega Film. It features Arnold Fanck Jr..

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    In eis und schnee DVD

    In eis und schnee

    Hans-Jürgen Panitz (1997)

    In eis und schnee is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc and Piz Palü. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 1997 and produced by Omega Film. It features Arnold Fanck Jr..

    Germany / 47 min

    In eis und schnee

    Hans-Jürgen Panitz

    • 1997
    • Germany
    • 47 min
    In eis und schnee is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc and Piz Palü. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 1997 and produced by Omega Film. It features Arnold Fanck Jr..

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief Vod

    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief

    Matthias Fanck (2008)

    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Eiger. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 2008 and produced by Movieman Productions. It features Philipp Stölzl, Gerhard Baur, Matthias Fanck, Kurt Diemberger, Jean Afanassieff, Peter Latzko and others.

    Germany / 59 min

    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief

    Matthias Fanck, Hans-Jürgen Panitz

    • 2008
    • Germany
    • 59 min
    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Eiger. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 2008 and produced by Movieman Productions. It features Philipp Stölzl, Gerhard Baur, Matthias Fanck, Kurt Diemberger, Jean Afanassieff, Peter Latzko and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Drama am gipfel Vod

    Drama am gipfel

    Tilman Achtnich (2013)

    Drama am gipfel is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Piz Palü and Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Achtnich in 2013 and produced by SWR. It features Harald Krassnitzer, Matthias Fanck, Richi Lehner, Christian Riml, Willy Bogner, Hans-Jürgen Panitz and others.

    Germany / 90 min

    Drama am gipfel

    Tilman Achtnich, Claus Hanischdörfer

    • 2013
    • Germany
    • 90 min
    Drama am gipfel is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Piz Palü and Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Achtnich in 2013 and produced by SWR. It features Harald Krassnitzer, Matthias Fanck, Richi Lehner, Christian Riml, Willy Bogner, Hans-Jürgen Panitz and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Kampf um den Berg

    Kampf um den Berg

    Arnold Fanck (1941)

    Sound and shortened version of 'Im Kampf mit dem Berge', Arnold Fanck's second major mountaineering film, from 1921. The film follows two mountain enthusiasts, battling through a glacier area in the Swiss mountains. The mountaineers are two very prominent skiers at the time, Hannes Schneider and Ilse Rohde, who climb the Lyskamm. Arnold Fanck's film production company (Berg und Sportfilm GmbH) was acquired in 1925 by the UFA, whose cultural department reedited the film into a short and sound version in 1940 with the music of Giuseppe Becce.

    Germany / 20 min

    Kampf um den Berg

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1941
    • Germany
    • 20 min
    Sound and shortened version of 'Im Kampf mit dem Berge', Arnold Fanck's second major mountaineering film, from 1921. The film follows two mountain enthusiasts, battling through a glacier area in the Swiss mountains. The mountaineers are two very prominent skiers at the time, Hannes Schneider and Ilse Rohde, who climb the Lyskamm. Arnold Fanck's film production company (Berg und Sportfilm GmbH) was acquired in 1925 by the UFA, whose cultural department reedited the film into a short and sound version in 1940 with the music of Giuseppe Becce.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Die Macht der Bilder - Leni Riefenstahl DVD

    Die Macht der Bilder - Leni Riefenstahl

    Ray Müller (1993)

    The controversial mountain film maker looks back on her life, her climbs, her loves and her connections with the Nazis. Leni Riefenstahl at the age of 90 goes back to the places throughout the world where her career lead her: the Italian and Swiss Alps, the Maldives, Japan, the USA and the Nazi centres of Nuremburg and Berlin. She answers questions openly about all the issues which have made her such a controversial character, loved and hated, condemned and admired at the same time. Her remarkable films made in the 1930s with the Luis Trenker and Arnold Franck brought the Bergfilm genre to the attention of the world.

    Belgium, France, Germany, UK / 180 min

    Die Macht der Bilder - Leni Riefenstahl

    Ray Müller

    • 1993
    • Belgium, France, Germany, UK
    • 180 min
    The controversial mountain film maker looks back on her life, her climbs, her loves and her connections with the Nazis. Leni Riefenstahl at the age of 90 goes back to the places throughout the world where her career lead her: the Italian and Swiss Alps, the Maldives, Japan, the USA and the Nazi centres of Nuremburg and Berlin. She answers questions openly about all the issues which have made her such a controversial character, loved and hated, condemned and admired at the same time. Her remarkable films made in the 1930s with the Luis Trenker and Arnold Franck brought the Bergfilm genre to the attention of the world.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Im kampf mit dem berge - In sturm und eis DVD

    Im kampf mit dem berge - In sturm und eis

    Arnold Fanck (1921)

    The film follows two mountain enthusiasts, battling through a glacier area in the Swiss mountains. The mountaineers are two very prominent skiers at the time, Hannes Schneider and Ilse Rohde, who climb the Lyskamm. The sublime beauty of the film is effectively staged. It pays attention both to the observation of nature and to capture the action and technical difficulty of mountaineering. This is a symphony that celebrates in images the beauty of the mountains with their majestic cloud formations and mountain vistas. It is the second film of the mountain film pioneer Arnold Fanck after his 'Das Wunder des Schneeschuhs' both filmed with the collaboration of Sepp Allgeiger. In 2013 the film was restored by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation and released in DVD.

    Germany / 70 min

    Im kampf mit dem berge - In sturm und eis

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1921
    • Germany
    • 70 min
    The film follows two mountain enthusiasts, battling through a glacier area in the Swiss mountains. The mountaineers are two very prominent skiers at the time, Hannes Schneider and Ilse Rohde, who climb the Lyskamm. The sublime beauty of the film is effectively staged. It pays attention both to the observation of nature and to capture the action and technical difficulty of mountaineering. This is a symphony that celebrates in images the beauty of the mountains with their majestic cloud formations and mountain vistas. It is the second film of the mountain film pioneer Arnold Fanck after his 'Das Wunder des Schneeschuhs' both filmed with the collaboration of Sepp Allgeiger. In 2013 the film was restored by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation and released in DVD.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    4628 Meter hoch auf skiern

    Sepp Allgeier (1913)

    A record of the ascent and descent of Monte Rosa on skis by Arnold Fanck, Hans Rhode and Sepp Allgeier. The party starts from Zermatt through the Rhone Valley. They climb roped from the Betemps Cabane and reach the summit of Monte Rosa, then, they start the descent on skis to return to the refuge. The film is one of the first ski mountaineering films and the first collaboration between Allgeiger and Fanck, two of the fathers of the bergfilm, the German mountain film genre.

    Germany / 10 min

    4628 Meter hoch auf skiern

    Sepp Allgeier

    • 1913
    • Germany
    • 10 min
    A record of the ascent and descent of Monte Rosa on skis by Arnold Fanck, Hans Rhode and Sepp Allgeier. The party starts from Zermatt through the Rhone Valley. They climb roped from the Betemps Cabane and reach the summit of Monte Rosa, then, they start the descent on skis to return to the refuge. The film is one of the first ski mountaineering films and the first collaboration between Allgeiger and Fanck, two of the fathers of the bergfilm, the German mountain film genre.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der König vom MontBlanc DVD

    Der König vom MontBlanc

    Arnold Fanck (1934)

    The legend says that the summit of Mont Blanc is covered in gold. This ancestral belief has obsessed Jacques Balmat, a mountain guide, from his childhood. Now only he believes in the legend, and is the laughingstock of the villagers. Determined to prove that he is right, he takes advantage of the interest of the Swiss naturalist and physicist Horace Benedict de Saussure, who promises a reward of a thousand pieces of gold for the first who reaches the summit. The determination of Jacques Balmat will overcome the numerous obstacles that will arise during the ascent. There is a French version of the film (Reve Eternel), co-signed by Henri Chomette, in which the second-tier actors are different.

    Germany / 80 min

    Der König vom MontBlanc

    Arnold Fanck, Henri Chomette

    • 1934
    • Germany
    • 80 min
    The legend says that the summit of Mont Blanc is covered in gold. This ancestral belief has obsessed Jacques Balmat, a mountain guide, from his childhood. Now only he believes in the legend, and is the laughingstock of the villagers. Determined to prove that he is right, he takes advantage of the interest of the Swiss naturalist and physicist Horace Benedict de Saussure, who promises a reward of a thousand pieces of gold for the first who reaches the summit. The determination of Jacques Balmat will overcome the numerous obstacles that will arise during the ascent. There is a French version of the film (Reve Eternel), co-signed by Henri Chomette, in which the second-tier actors are different.

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