Filmography

Bernd Arnold

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Alone on the wall Vod

    Alone on the wall

    Nick Rosen (2009)

    Alone on the wall is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (1/7). It features Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Steph Davis, John Long, Nick Martino, Dierdre Wolownick Honnold and others.

    USA / 24 min

    Alone on the wall

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 24 min
    Alone on the wall is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (1/7). It features Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Steph Davis, John Long, Nick Martino, Dierdre Wolownick Honnold and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The sharp end Vod

    The sharp end

    Peter Mortimer (2007)

    "The Sharp End" showcases the climbers who risk everything to do the world's most dangerous and committing climbs. Run-out traditional routes, scary highball boulder problems, ice-covered alpine walls and all-or-nothing free-solo ascents are all part of the game. The film features Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Mike Patz, Steph Davis, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Lisa Rands and many more.

    USA / 64 min

    The sharp end

    Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

    • 2007
    • USA
    • 64 min
    "The Sharp End" showcases the climbers who risk everything to do the world's most dangerous and committing climbs. Run-out traditional routes, scary highball boulder problems, ice-covered alpine walls and all-or-nothing free-solo ascents are all part of the game. The film features Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Mike Patz, Steph Davis, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Lisa Rands and many more.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Kerze im Wind

    Kerze im Wind

    Stefan Urlass (1999)

    In December 1998 friends Kurt Albert and Bernd Arnold set off to Patagonia with the aim of climbing a new route on the Aguja Mermoz. In the 'country where the wind grows', that is how the Tehuelche, the indigenous people of Patagonia called the inhospitable south of South America. The film not only documents the battle of the two climbers on the most difficult and beautiful mountain range in the world; it mirrors alos, as it were, their special climbing philosophy and makes Bernd and Kurt's self-chosen 'second home' known to the viewers.

    Germany / 26 min

    Kerze im Wind

    Stefan Urlass, Peter Scholz

    • 1999
    • Germany
    • 26 min
    In December 1998 friends Kurt Albert and Bernd Arnold set off to Patagonia with the aim of climbing a new route on the Aguja Mermoz. In the 'country where the wind grows', that is how the Tehuelche, the indigenous people of Patagonia called the inhospitable south of South America. The film not only documents the battle of the two climbers on the most difficult and beautiful mountain range in the world; it mirrors alos, as it were, their special climbing philosophy and makes Bernd and Kurt's self-chosen 'second home' known to the viewers.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Barfuß nach innen - Die Kletterlegende Bernd Arnold

    Ulf Wogenstein (2020)

    Elbe Sandstone Mountains, between Pirna and the Czech border, is one of the most romantic landscapes in Germany. The star in these beautiful rocks is an ascetic man with glasses and a pipe: Bernd Arnold - the Saxon climbing legend from Hohnstein. Even as a child, the 'barefoot climber' stuck to the rock like a gecko. And to this day his motto is: 'Overcoming difficult things with ease'. Whoever sees it on the rock does not doubt the veracity of this leitmotif. Nobody has ever climbed these rocks before him so elegantly. But above all, this sentence proves that lightness is not a question of talent. It has to be fought over and over again with the sport. A portrait of Bernd Arnold at 73 years-old.

    Germany / 30 min

    Barfuß nach innen - Die Kletterlegende Bernd Arnold

    Ulf Wogenstein, Simone Unger

    • 2020
    • Germany
    • 30 min
    Elbe Sandstone Mountains, between Pirna and the Czech border, is one of the most romantic landscapes in Germany. The star in these beautiful rocks is an ascetic man with glasses and a pipe: Bernd Arnold - the Saxon climbing legend from Hohnstein. Even as a child, the 'barefoot climber' stuck to the rock like a gecko. And to this day his motto is: 'Overcoming difficult things with ease'. Whoever sees it on the rock does not doubt the veracity of this leitmotif. Nobody has ever climbed these rocks before him so elegantly. But above all, this sentence proves that lightness is not a question of talent. It has to be fought over and over again with the sport. A portrait of Bernd Arnold at 73 years-old.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Riders on the Storm

    Riders on the Storm

    Franz Walter (2016)

    Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat, accompanied by their photographer friends Thomas Senf and Franz Walter, attempt to free climb 'Riders on the storm', in the extremely difficult east face of Torre Central del Paine, Patagonia. The route was first climbed by Wolfgang Güllich, Kurt Albert, Bernd Arnold, Peter Dittrich and Norbert Bätz in January 1991 in 15 days of climbing over a five-week period. This stunning line on the sheer 1300m east face of Torre Central line went at 7c, A3. The climbing is very varied and demanding, ranging from delicate and runout face climbing to wide cracks and roofs, which were often entirely iced up. As yet, there have been no free ascents of this route, though many strong climbers have tried.

    Germany / 14 min

    Riders on the Storm

    Franz Walter

    • 2016
    • Germany
    • 14 min
    Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat, accompanied by their photographer friends Thomas Senf and Franz Walter, attempt to free climb 'Riders on the storm', in the extremely difficult east face of Torre Central del Paine, Patagonia. The route was first climbed by Wolfgang Güllich, Kurt Albert, Bernd Arnold, Peter Dittrich and Norbert Bätz in January 1991 in 15 days of climbing over a five-week period. This stunning line on the sheer 1300m east face of Torre Central line went at 7c, A3. The climbing is very varied and demanding, ranging from delicate and runout face climbing to wide cracks and roofs, which were often entirely iced up. As yet, there have been no free ascents of this route, though many strong climbers have tried.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Seele aus stein

    Taylor Zann (2014)

    This six-minute short film revolves around Bernd Arnold, the iconic barefoot climber from Saxony, who has logged over 980 first ascents in his 67 years. Now facing the phase of decline, he reflects on the power of psyche in overcoming fear. Before mainstream climbing brands, sponsorships, and magazines, Bernd was out on the rock pushing his limits. With no chalk, no protection, no shoes, and no rope, he has constantly walked the line between life and death. Why? As Camus once said, 'The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart.'

    USA / 6 min

    Seele aus stein

    Taylor Zann

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 6 min
    This six-minute short film revolves around Bernd Arnold, the iconic barefoot climber from Saxony, who has logged over 980 first ascents in his 67 years. Now facing the phase of decline, he reflects on the power of psyche in overcoming fear. Before mainstream climbing brands, sponsorships, and magazines, Bernd was out on the rock pushing his limits. With no chalk, no protection, no shoes, and no rope, he has constantly walked the line between life and death. Why? As Camus once said, 'The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart.'

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Bernd Arnold - Wege nach Innen Vod

    Bernd Arnold - Wege nach Innen

    Ulf Wogenstein (2018)

    For two decades Bernd Arnold made up some the worlds hardest first ascents in the enclosed and notorious area of beautiful sandstone towers - Saxonian Switzerland. Some of them he even climbed barefoot. In an emphatic short documentary 70 years old climbing pioneer Bernd Arnold bridges between success in climbing and inner experiences. From the roots of childhood to distant mountain regions and friendship he draws a line back home to present days.

    Germany / 12 min

    Bernd Arnold - Wege nach Innen

    Ulf Wogenstein

    • 2018
    • Germany
    • 12 min
    For two decades Bernd Arnold made up some the worlds hardest first ascents in the enclosed and notorious area of beautiful sandstone towers - Saxonian Switzerland. Some of them he even climbed barefoot. In an emphatic short documentary 70 years old climbing pioneer Bernd Arnold bridges between success in climbing and inner experiences. From the roots of childhood to distant mountain regions and friendship he draws a line back home to present days.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Historical

    Abenteuer am Abgrund

    Abenteuer am Abgrund

    Inka Blumensaat (2018)

    Climbing and mountaineering were not promoted by the West Germany regime at the time - not least because the often unadapted and adventurous athletes were not suited to the ideal of 'ambassadors in tracksuits'. In the Elbsandsteingebirge near Dresden the scene meets, the rocks are ideal for climbing. But anyone who has climbed the most difficult walls here dreams of new goals. And some make their dreams come true despite all the restrictions in the country. Bernd Arnold was a celebrity in the climbing scene in the DDR era, he even became known beyond the borders of the socialist state. He is responsible for hundreds of first ascents. In the 1970s and 1980s he broke the scale of difficulty and also impressed mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner.

    Germany / 30 min

    Abenteuer am Abgrund

    Inka Blumensaat

    • 2018
    • Germany
    • 30 min
    Climbing and mountaineering were not promoted by the West Germany regime at the time - not least because the often unadapted and adventurous athletes were not suited to the ideal of 'ambassadors in tracksuits'. In the Elbsandsteingebirge near Dresden the scene meets, the rocks are ideal for climbing. But anyone who has climbed the most difficult walls here dreams of new goals. And some make their dreams come true despite all the restrictions in the country. Bernd Arnold was a celebrity in the climbing scene in the DDR era, he even became known beyond the borders of the socialist state. He is responsible for hundreds of first ascents. In the 1970s and 1980s he broke the scale of difficulty and also impressed mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Elbsandsteingebirge

    Elbsandsteingebirge

    Werner Bertolan (2015)

    Stefan Glowacz takes climbing legend Bernd Arnold to these very special rocks in Saxon Switzerland. But Stefan also meets other people from this region who use the unique landscape for their passions - such as slacklining or exploring caves. The documentary shows the Elbe Sandstone Mountains from a completely new perspective.

    Austria / 50 min

    Elbsandsteingebirge

    Werner Bertolan

    • 2015
    • Austria
    • 50 min
    Stefan Glowacz takes climbing legend Bernd Arnold to these very special rocks in Saxon Switzerland. But Stefan also meets other people from this region who use the unique landscape for their passions - such as slacklining or exploring caves. The documentary shows the Elbe Sandstone Mountains from a completely new perspective.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Das Elbsandsteingebirge

    Das Elbsandsteingebirge

    Lothar Brandler (1978)

    In the summer of 1978, Lothar Brandler, the axis of exile, once again made a trip to his old homeland. He had the 16mm film camera secretly in his luggage. For the 'Westfernsehen' he wanted to shoot a small strip over the beautiful Elbsandsteingebirge. Starting in Dresden, he travelled to the rocks where he himself had climbed a lot in the past and was able to make some first ascents. During his excursion he meets Bernd Arnold and his companions, among others. Arnold tries his hand at a first ascent of the Rauschenstein. At Pfaffenstein Arnold succeeds in the first ascent of the eastern pillar to the twins at the end of July. At some point, the film disappeared in Lothar Brandler's huge archive. Now we have excavated the film again, digitized it and show it for the first time in Dresden. A retrospective into the world of Saxon mountaineering of the 70s.

    Germany / 18 min

    Das Elbsandsteingebirge

    Lothar Brandler

    • 1978
    • Germany
    • 18 min
    In the summer of 1978, Lothar Brandler, the axis of exile, once again made a trip to his old homeland. He had the 16mm film camera secretly in his luggage. For the 'Westfernsehen' he wanted to shoot a small strip over the beautiful Elbsandsteingebirge. Starting in Dresden, he travelled to the rocks where he himself had climbed a lot in the past and was able to make some first ascents. During his excursion he meets Bernd Arnold and his companions, among others. Arnold tries his hand at a first ascent of the Rauschenstein. At Pfaffenstein Arnold succeeds in the first ascent of the eastern pillar to the twins at the end of July. At some point, the film disappeared in Lothar Brandler's huge archive. Now we have excavated the film again, digitized it and show it for the first time in Dresden. A retrospective into the world of Saxon mountaineering of the 70s.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Die Berge, die Menschen, der Wahn Vod

    Die Berge, die Menschen, der Wahn

    Stefan König (1998)

    Questions are kept in mind: what impelled and drove the people into these extreme landscapes, onto such dangerous heights? What do they get from the mountains and what do they do to the mountains? These questions are the basis for this two hour documentary. This is the first film which takes a unique and comprehensive approach to this extensive subject. There is no commentary necessary, as the protagonists giving their account of the cultural history are experts in their field and quite charismatic personalities. This documentary film is not only conveyed through the lavish pictures or alpinistic enthusiasm, but through the individuals narrating each chapter.

    Germany / 127 min

    Die Berge, die Menschen, der Wahn

    Stefan König

    • 1998
    • Germany
    • 127 min
    Questions are kept in mind: what impelled and drove the people into these extreme landscapes, onto such dangerous heights? What do they get from the mountains and what do they do to the mountains? These questions are the basis for this two hour documentary. This is the first film which takes a unique and comprehensive approach to this extensive subject. There is no commentary necessary, as the protagonists giving their account of the cultural history are experts in their field and quite charismatic personalities. This documentary film is not only conveyed through the lavish pictures or alpinistic enthusiasm, but through the individuals narrating each chapter.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Hoch oben DVD

    Hoch oben

    Axel Kaske (2006)

    Hoch oben is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Kanstein and Hohenstein. It was directed by Axel Kaske in 2006 and produced by iClimb. It features Bernd Arnold, Peter Brunnert, Hans Weninger, Malte Roeper, Götz Wiechmann, Richard Goedeke and others.

    Germany / 70 min

    Hoch oben

    Axel Kaske, Leif Büttner, Ole Radach, Tim Bartzik

    • 2006
    • Germany
    • 70 min
    Hoch oben is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Kanstein and Hohenstein. It was directed by Axel Kaske in 2006 and produced by iClimb. It features Bernd Arnold, Peter Brunnert, Hans Weninger, Malte Roeper, Götz Wiechmann, Richard Goedeke and others.

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