Filmography

Arnold Fanck

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    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 / Adventure

    Stürme uber dem Montblanc DVD

    Stürme uber dem Montblanc

    Arnold Fanck (1930)

    The film is about a man who works alone at the Mont Blanc weather station gathering data. His only contact with the world below is via Morse code signals. He is joined by a woman friend, who helps him survive a terrible storm over the mountain. Filmed on location in Arosa, Switzerland, Babelsberg Observatory in Potsdam, Germany, and Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France, the film is notable for its mountain footage.

    Germany / 94 min

    Stürme uber dem Montblanc

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1930
    • Germany
    • 94 min
    The film is about a man who works alone at the Mont Blanc weather station gathering data. His only contact with the world below is via Morse code signals. He is joined by a woman friend, who helps him survive a terrible storm over the mountain. Filmed on location in Arosa, Switzerland, Babelsberg Observatory in Potsdam, Germany, and Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France, the film is notable for its mountain footage.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Rêve éternel

    Rêve éternel

    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. French version of the film 'Der Konig vom Mont Blanc', in which the second-tier actors are different.

    France, Germany / 78 min

    Rêve éternel

    Arnold Fanck, Henri Chomette

    • 1934
    • France, Germany
    • 78 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. French version of the film 'Der Konig vom Mont Blanc', in which the second-tier actors are different.

    Climbing locations

  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    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.

    Climbing locations

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