Documentary / Biographical
Norman Dyhrenfurth, 90, tells for the first time the extraordinary story of his parents, husband and wife mountaineers and filmmakers Hettie and Günter Dyhrenfurth, and their 1930s expeditions to the Himalayas (Kanchenjunga, Hidden Peak). These family expeditions equalled those of their state-sponsored Nazi rivals and beat them in setting world climbing records. In doing so, the Dyhrenfurths took the first moving pictures at high altitude. Norman himself put the first Americans on top of Mount Everest in 1963 and led the first traverse of an 8000-metre peak. Through engaging interviews, Chris Bonington and Reinhold Messner put the Dyhrenfurth expeditions into contemporary context and convey an intense compassion for the heroic achievements and tragic failures of this family.
- 87 min
AvailabilityDVD / BLU-RAY
Drama / Thriller
Jonathan Hemlock is a professor of art history who formerly had a deadly secret life; he was a hired assassin working with an international intelligence organization. Hemlock is forced by blackmail to perform one last hit, or, as the organization euphemistically calls it, a 'sanction.' The victim will be one of three men attempting a dangerous ascent of the Eiger. While Hemlock is an experienced mountaineer and willing to make the climb, he's troubled to discover that he does not know which of the other three men scaling the Eiger is his true target.
- 128 min
AvailabilityDVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand