Filmography

Edward Whymper

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    Cervino - La montagna del mondo

    Nicolò Bongiorno (2015)

    In this documentary, Mike Bongiorno's son tells the story of his father's love for one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Matterhorn. A journey through time, in contact with the wisdom of the wildest nature, in search of a new 'way' within themselves. At the centre of this initiatory story is the spectacular ascent of the normal Italian Matterhorn route by a young man, opened by J.A. Carrel in 1865. To create a bridge between the documents and the historical testimonies of the mountaineering route of 150 years ago and that of today, some exceptional protagonists who accompany the ascent of the protagonist.

    Italy / 67 min

    Cervino - La montagna del mondo

    Nicolò Bongiorno

    • 2015
    • Italy
    • 67 min
    In this documentary, Mike Bongiorno's son tells the story of his father's love for one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Matterhorn. A journey through time, in contact with the wisdom of the wildest nature, in search of a new 'way' within themselves. At the centre of this initiatory story is the spectacular ascent of the normal Italian Matterhorn route by a young man, opened by J.A. Carrel in 1865. To create a bridge between the documents and the historical testimonies of the mountaineering route of 150 years ago and that of today, some exceptional protagonists who accompany the ascent of the protagonist.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn Vod

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn

    Gieri Venzin (2015)

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Remme in 2015 and produced by SRF. It features David Göttler, Pen Hadow, Stephen Venables, Benedikt Perren, Christian Schwarzenegger, Craig Fletcher and others.

    Germany / 43 min

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn

    Gieri Venzin, Tilman Remme

    • 2015
    • Germany
    • 43 min
    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Remme in 2015 and produced by SRF. It features David Göttler, Pen Hadow, Stephen Venables, Benedikt Perren, Christian Schwarzenegger, Craig Fletcher and others.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn Vod

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma (1934)

    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

    Germany / 79 min

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma, Mario Bonnard

    • 1934
    • Germany
    • 79 min
    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

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  • Documentary / Travelogue

    Zermatt - Matterhorn

    Zermatt - Matterhorn

    Evert den Hartogh (2003)

    A look at the city of Zermatt and both it's modern-day tourism offerings and it's history including Edward Whymper's ascent of the Matterhorn on July 14, 1865.

    Switzerland / 20 min

    Zermatt - Matterhorn

    Evert den Hartogh

    • 2003
    • Switzerland
    • 20 min
    A look at the city of Zermatt and both it's modern-day tourism offerings and it's history including Edward Whymper's ascent of the Matterhorn on July 14, 1865.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    1865-2015 - 150 ans de l'alpinisme

    1865-2015 - 150 ans de l'alpinisme

    Cedric Bejeannin (2015)

    150 years ago the summit of the Matterhorn, 4478m was reached for the first time. The Matterhorn, with its performance and its tragic end, marks the end of the golden age of mountaineering, a period during which man changed his vision of the mountain and especially of the Alps. This period of the golden age was marked by the association of men and summits. The mountains became a game, a sport, a source of competition and exploration. How did this uncontrollable attraction between these pioneers and these summits arise, how did they achieve these exploits, who are they, what has changed for humans and mountaineering? What about today...?

    France / 52 min

    1865-2015 - 150 ans de l'alpinisme

    Cedric Bejeannin

    • 2015
    • France
    • 52 min
    150 years ago the summit of the Matterhorn, 4478m was reached for the first time. The Matterhorn, with its performance and its tragic end, marks the end of the golden age of mountaineering, a period during which man changed his vision of the mountain and especially of the Alps. This period of the golden age was marked by the association of men and summits. The mountains became a game, a sport, a source of competition and exploration. How did this uncontrollable attraction between these pioneers and these summits arise, how did they achieve these exploits, who are they, what has changed for humans and mountaineering? What about today...?

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  • Documentary / Historical

    L'Aiguille Verte

    Bertrand Delapierre (2016)

    On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Aiguille Verte, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix is making a film that traces the main dates of this summit that is so dear to it. 'La Verte' has been the object of desire of many mountaineers for a century and a half. Big names marched in search of this 4122-metre peak: Edward Whymper, Michel Croz, Albert Mummery, Armand Charlet, Marco Siffredi... The Verte has strongly marked the history of mountaineering, inspiring Gaston Rébuffat who warned future contenders for this summit: 'Before the Verte one is a climber, in the Verte one becomes a mountainer'.

    France / 16 min

    L'Aiguille Verte

    Bertrand Delapierre

    • 2016
    • France
    • 16 min
    On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Aiguille Verte, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix is making a film that traces the main dates of this summit that is so dear to it. 'La Verte' has been the object of desire of many mountaineers for a century and a half. Big names marched in search of this 4122-metre peak: Edward Whymper, Michel Croz, Albert Mummery, Armand Charlet, Marco Siffredi... The Verte has strongly marked the history of mountaineering, inspiring Gaston Rébuffat who warned future contenders for this summit: 'Before the Verte one is a climber, in the Verte one becomes a mountainer'.

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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 / Live Broadcast

    Le Cervin en direct

    Walter Pluess (1965)

    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film, by the Swiss television, is a summary of the live broadcasts in a in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. The program ends when all the teams meet at the summit.

    Switzerland / 31 min

    Le Cervin en direct

    Walter Pluess

    • 1965
    • Switzerland
    • 31 min
    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film, by the Swiss television, is a summary of the live broadcasts in a in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. The program ends when all the teams meet at the summit.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    En direct du Cervin Vod

    En direct du Cervin

    (1965)

    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film is the reedited version by the french televison of all the broadcasts in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. All them meet at the summit. Michel Vaucher, Yvette Vaucher and Othmar Kronig who were also ascending the north face are interviewed, and the program ends with the television teams descending the mountain. Ettore Bich and Paul Etter were ascended by the italian side.

    France, Italy, Switzerland, UK / 43 min

    En direct du Cervin


    • 1965
    • France, Italy, Switzerland, UK
    • 43 min
    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film is the reedited version by the french televison of all the broadcasts in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. All them meet at the summit. Michel Vaucher, Yvette Vaucher and Othmar Kronig who were also ascending the north face are interviewed, and the program ends with the television teams descending the mountain. Ettore Bich and Paul Etter were ascended by the italian side.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Zermatt und das 'hore'

    Paul Borer (1965)

    A semi amateur film originally produced in 8mm by Paul Borer to celebrate the centenary of the first ascent to the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper. The film reviews the history of the mountain showing illustrations of the achievements of the first climbers and also collects images of the centenary celebrations in the village of Zermatt in 1965. The title of the film refers to the Hore, a dialect of Zermatt.

    Switzerland / 28 min

    Zermatt und das 'hore'

    Paul Borer

    • 1965
    • Switzerland
    • 28 min
    A semi amateur film originally produced in 8mm by Paul Borer to celebrate the centenary of the first ascent to the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper. The film reviews the history of the mountain showing illustrations of the achievements of the first climbers and also collects images of the centenary celebrations in the village of Zermatt in 1965. The title of the film refers to the Hore, a dialect of Zermatt.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Cervino, storia della prima scalata

    (1990)

    History of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary. The climbing group was led by the British climber Edward Whymper. 7 men left Zermatt on the 13th of july 1865 and reached the summit on the 14th, three days before a competing expedition started from the Italian side. The drama was consummated on the return: the French Michel Croz, and the British Charles Hudson, Douglas Robert Hadow, Francis Douglas, fell on the north side, crashing on the glacier. The documentary is entirely made with photographic, pictorial or engraving images of the time and with a voice-over that tells the story.

    Switzerland / 19 min

    Cervino, storia della prima scalata


    • 1990
    • Switzerland
    • 19 min
    History of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary. The climbing group was led by the British climber Edward Whymper. 7 men left Zermatt on the 13th of july 1865 and reached the summit on the 14th, three days before a competing expedition started from the Italian side. The drama was consummated on the return: the French Michel Croz, and the British Charles Hudson, Douglas Robert Hadow, Francis Douglas, fell on the north side, crashing on the glacier. The documentary is entirely made with photographic, pictorial or engraving images of the time and with a voice-over that tells the story.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    El sentimiento de la montaña DVD

    El sentimiento de la montaña

    Sebastián Álvaro (2002)

    El sentimiento de la montaña is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Everest. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2002 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Sebastián Álvaro, Juanito Oiarzabal, Eduardo Martínez de Pisón, Ferran Latorre, Juanjo San Sebastián, Reinhold Messner and others.

    Spain / 63 min

    El sentimiento de la montaña

    Sebastián Álvaro

    • 2002
    • Spain
    • 63 min
    El sentimiento de la montaña is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Everest. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2002 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Sebastián Álvaro, Juanito Oiarzabal, Eduardo Martínez de Pisón, Ferran Latorre, Juanjo San Sebastián, Reinhold Messner and others.

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