Filmography

Denis Ducroz

17 films

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Premier de cordée DVD

    Premier de cordée

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (1999)

    Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of three novels by Roger Frison-Roche (Premier de cordee, La grande crevasse, Retour a la montagne).

    France, Italy, Switzerland / 178 min

    Premier de cordée

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, Edouard Niermans

    • 1999
    • France, Italy, Switzerland
    • 178 min
    Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of three novels by Roger Frison-Roche (Premier de cordee, La grande crevasse, Retour a la montagne).

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  • Drama / Historical

    Monte Bianco - 200 anni

    Monte Bianco - 200 anni

    Walter Licastro (1987)

    Fifth episode of the 'Reinhold Messner - In nome della montagna' series. A magazine program by the Italian television about mountaineering feats, presented by Reinhold Messner. In this episode, Messner talks with Denis Ducroz about the first ascent of Mont Blanc. Ducroz presents his historical film 'Les inconnus du Mont-Blanc', a dramatization that reconstructs the story of Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard on Mont Blanc in 1786.

    Italy / 45 min

    Monte Bianco - 200 anni

    Walter Licastro, Fabrizio Truini

    • 1987
    • Italy
    • 45 min
    Fifth episode of the 'Reinhold Messner - In nome della montagna' series. A magazine program by the Italian television about mountaineering feats, presented by Reinhold Messner. In this episode, Messner talks with Denis Ducroz about the first ascent of Mont Blanc. Ducroz presents his historical film 'Les inconnus du Mont-Blanc', a dramatization that reconstructs the story of Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard on Mont Blanc in 1786.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Makalu - La montagna nera

    Makalu - La montagna nera

    Fabrizio Truini (1987)

    Secod episode of the 'Reinhold Messner - In nome della montagna' series. A magazine program by the Italian television about mountaineering feats, presented by Reinhold Messner. In this episode, Messner talks about the expedition he led to Makalu (his 13th 8000er) in 1986. Messner, together with Hans Kammerlander and Gottfried Mutchlechner, reached the summit of Makalu in september. A bewitched mountain: on February the South Tyrolean alpinist tried to climb the terrible summit in winter, which he had to give up because of a violent storm. The programe includes footage of both expeditions.

    Italy / 45 min

    Makalu - La montagna nera

    Fabrizio Truini, Walter Licastro

    • 1987
    • Italy
    • 45 min
    Secod episode of the 'Reinhold Messner - In nome della montagna' series. A magazine program by the Italian television about mountaineering feats, presented by Reinhold Messner. In this episode, Messner talks about the expedition he led to Makalu (his 13th 8000er) in 1986. Messner, together with Hans Kammerlander and Gottfried Mutchlechner, reached the summit of Makalu in september. A bewitched mountain: on February the South Tyrolean alpinist tried to climb the terrible summit in winter, which he had to give up because of a violent storm. The programe includes footage of both expeditions.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Lhotse - Ultimo 8000

    Lhotse - Ultimo 8000

    Fabrizio Truini (1987)

    Fourth episode of the 'Reinhold Messner - In nome della montagna' series. A magazine program by the Italian television about mountaineering feats, presented by Reinhold Messner. In this episode, Messner talks his expedition to Lhotse (his 14th 8000er) in 1986. Messner, along with Hans Kammerlander, eached the summit of Mount Lhotse, 8,516 meters, at 1:45 noon on October 16, 1986, after almost six hours of ascent. With the conquest of Everest's sister peak, Messner achieved his dream of summiting the fourteen highest mountains on the planet. During the program, Messner interviews Erhard Loretan in the studio and Jerzy Kukuczka and Krzysztof Wielicki via video connection.

    Italy / 45 min

    Lhotse - Ultimo 8000

    Fabrizio Truini, Walter Licastro

    • 1987
    • Italy
    • 45 min
    Fourth episode of the 'Reinhold Messner - In nome della montagna' series. A magazine program by the Italian television about mountaineering feats, presented by Reinhold Messner. In this episode, Messner talks his expedition to Lhotse (his 14th 8000er) in 1986. Messner, along with Hans Kammerlander, eached the summit of Mount Lhotse, 8,516 meters, at 1:45 noon on October 16, 1986, after almost six hours of ascent. With the conquest of Everest's sister peak, Messner achieved his dream of summiting the fourteen highest mountains on the planet. During the program, Messner interviews Erhard Loretan in the studio and Jerzy Kukuczka and Krzysztof Wielicki via video connection.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Fra le vette dell'himalaya

    Fra le vette dell'himalaya

    Fabrizio Truini (1987)

    Third episode of the 'Reinhold Messner - In nome della montagna' series. A magazine program by the Italian television about mountaineering feats, presented by Reinhold Messner. In this episode, Messner talks about his expeditions to Makalu and Lhotse (in September and October 1986, respectively), and about the road that led him from one mountain to another. During the program, Messner talks about the Sherpa people and from the studio, he interviews Edmund Hillary via a video connection. In October, with his ascent of Lhotse, Messner completes the list of the 14 eight-thousanders.

    Italy / 45 min

    Fra le vette dell'himalaya

    Fabrizio Truini, Walter Licastro

    • 1987
    • Italy
    • 45 min
    Third episode of the 'Reinhold Messner - In nome della montagna' series. A magazine program by the Italian television about mountaineering feats, presented by Reinhold Messner. In this episode, Messner talks about his expeditions to Makalu and Lhotse (in September and October 1986, respectively), and about the road that led him from one mountain to another. During the program, Messner talks about the Sherpa people and from the studio, he interviews Edmund Hillary via a video connection. In October, with his ascent of Lhotse, Messner completes the list of the 14 eight-thousanders.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    Sagarmatha 88 - Direct à l'Everest

    Sagarmatha 88 - Direct à l'Everest

    Hervé Nicolas (1988)

    480 minutes of absolute live broadcast on French Television during the ascent of Everest of the French expedition Sagarmatha 88. The first live broadcast of an Everest ascent. The program showed images on the progress of mountaineers, the Sherpa country, Nepalese sites and the technical and human resources used for this great adventure. The team, led by Serge Koenig could not provide live images from the top of the mountain as their television camera failed, but they succeed in making a live audio transmission from the summit.

    France / 480 min

    Sagarmatha 88 - Direct à l'Everest

    Sagarmatha 88 - Direct à l'Everest

    Hervé Nicolas, Pierre Rossolin

    • 1988
    • France
    • 480 min
    480 minutes of absolute live broadcast on French Television during the ascent of Everest of the French expedition Sagarmatha 88. The first live broadcast of an Everest ascent. The program showed images on the progress of mountaineers, the Sherpa country, Nepalese sites and the technical and human resources used for this great adventure. The team, led by Serge Koenig could not provide live images from the top of the mountain as their television camera failed, but they succeed in making a live audio transmission from the summit.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Sagarmatha 88

    Sagarmatha 88

    Hervé Nicolas (1988)

    Everest Ascent and Tragedy. A French expedition of Chamonix guides was led by Serge Koenig and composed of Denis Ducroz, Hervé Thivièrge, Alain Payot, Jean-Paul Chassagne, Marc Galy, Daniel Audibert and Jean-Paul Balmat. They had hoped to broadcast for television from the summit. On October 12, Koenig and Lhakpa Sherpa left the South Col and arrived on top at 1:30 P.M. Their television camera failed and so they left it on the summit for a second try later. On the descent they met Galy and Lhakpa’s brother Pasang Temba. Some time later, Galy descended to the South Col, figuring it too risky to continue.

    France / 52 min

    Sagarmatha 88

    Hervé Nicolas, Pierre Rossolin

    • 1988
    • France
    • 52 min
    Everest Ascent and Tragedy. A French expedition of Chamonix guides was led by Serge Koenig and composed of Denis Ducroz, Hervé Thivièrge, Alain Payot, Jean-Paul Chassagne, Marc Galy, Daniel Audibert and Jean-Paul Balmat. They had hoped to broadcast for television from the summit. On October 12, Koenig and Lhakpa Sherpa left the South Col and arrived on top at 1:30 P.M. Their television camera failed and so they left it on the summit for a second try later. On the descent they met Galy and Lhakpa’s brother Pasang Temba. Some time later, Galy descended to the South Col, figuring it too risky to continue.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Sous l'oeil de Qomolangma

    Sous l'oeil de Qomolangma

    Denis Ducroz (1981)

    Sous l'oeil de Qomolangma is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Denis Ducroz in 1981 and produced by Antenne 2. It is a part of the series Carnets de l'aventure. It features Robert Flematti, Jean Claude Mosca, Daniel Semblant, Géneral Astorg, Commandant Marmier, GMHM and others.

    France / 49 min

    Sous l'oeil de Qomolangma

    Denis Ducroz

    • 1981
    • France
    • 49 min
    Sous l'oeil de Qomolangma is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Denis Ducroz in 1981 and produced by Antenne 2. It is a part of the series Carnets de l'aventure. It features Robert Flematti, Jean Claude Mosca, Daniel Semblant, Géneral Astorg, Commandant Marmier, GMHM and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Les compagnons du vide Vod

    Les compagnons du vide

    Claude Andrieux (1989)

    Les compagnons du vide is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and La Meije. It was directed by Claude Andrieux in 1989 and produced by Echo. It features Lionel Wibault, Patrick Berhault, Roger Canac, Denis Ducroz, Jean-Franck Charlet, Sylviane Tavernier and others.

    France / 50 min

    Les compagnons du vide

    Claude Andrieux, Gilles Chappaz

    • 1989
    • France
    • 50 min
    Les compagnons du vide is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and La Meije. It was directed by Claude Andrieux in 1989 and produced by Echo. It features Lionel Wibault, Patrick Berhault, Roger Canac, Denis Ducroz, Jean-Franck Charlet, Sylviane Tavernier and others.

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    Video on Demand
  • Docudrama / Recreation

    La conquête de la Meije

    La conquête de la Meije

    Denis Ducroz (1986)

    La conquête de la Meije is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in La Meije. It was directed by Denis Ducroz in 1986 and produced by RTS. It is a part of the series Les ascensions célèbres. It features Michel Turc, Éric Leninger, Christophe Ponsart and Gilles Delannoy.

    Switzerland, Germany, France / 49 min

    La conquête de la Meije

    Denis Ducroz

    • 1986
    • Switzerland, Germany, France
    • 49 min
    La conquête de la Meije is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in La Meije. It was directed by Denis Ducroz in 1986 and produced by RTS. It is a part of the series Les ascensions célèbres. It features Michel Turc, Éric Leninger, Christophe Ponsart and Gilles Delannoy.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Women of K2

    Jennifer Jordan (2003)

    There are only five women who have reached the summit of K2 (8.616m). But three of them died while descending the mountain. The other two were killed in accidents on their following expeditions. The outstanding spanish mountaineer Araceli Segarra is quite aware of her forerunners fate.

    USA / 47 min

    Women of K2

    Jennifer Jordan, Jeff Rhoads

    • 2003
    • USA
    • 47 min
    There are only five women who have reached the summit of K2 (8.616m). But three of them died while descending the mountain. The other two were killed in accidents on their following expeditions. The outstanding spanish mountaineer Araceli Segarra is quite aware of her forerunners fate.

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