Filmography

Eric Escoffier

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Eric Escoffier - La fureur de vivre DVD

    Eric Escoffier - La fureur de vivre

    Bertrand Delapierre (2019)

    The 'Escoffier style' is a unique cocktail of grace, speed and nerve. Minimal equipment, no tiresome need for recognition, no stress but instead betting it all on the very limits of what is thought possible along with an established daredevil reputation. Being independent, fast-paced, improvising, these were the rules he lived by. From 1985 onwards, everything he did was a success: delta, firsts, climbing, race driving... As he liked to say: "Nothing is impossible". He seemed indestructible. However, on 11 September 1987, a car accident left him hemiplegic, but not to be defeated, he soon set numerous goals.

    France / 52 min

    Eric Escoffier - La fureur de vivre

    Bertrand Delapierre, Séverine Gauci

    • 2019
    • France
    • 52 min
    The 'Escoffier style' is a unique cocktail of grace, speed and nerve. Minimal equipment, no tiresome need for recognition, no stress but instead betting it all on the very limits of what is thought possible along with an established daredevil reputation. Being independent, fast-paced, improvising, these were the rules he lived by. From 1985 onwards, everything he did was a success: delta, firsts, climbing, race driving... As he liked to say: "Nothing is impossible". He seemed indestructible. However, on 11 September 1987, a car accident left him hemiplegic, but not to be defeated, he soon set numerous goals.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Artists on Jorasses

    Bertrand Delapierre (2015)

    Autumn 2014. North face of Grandes Jorasses. Julien Désécures and Sébastien Bohin set off to repeat the Couzy-Desmaison route up to Pointe Margherita in pure alpine style. The two climbers were revisiting this mythical line in an aesthetically pleasing and technically advanced style: mixed climbing on ice sheets… A beautiful and impressive first!

    France / 11 min

    Artists on Jorasses

    Bertrand Delapierre

    • 2015
    • France
    • 11 min
    Autumn 2014. North face of Grandes Jorasses. Julien Désécures and Sébastien Bohin set off to repeat the Couzy-Desmaison route up to Pointe Margherita in pure alpine style. The two climbers were revisiting this mythical line in an aesthetically pleasing and technically advanced style: mixed climbing on ice sheets… A beautiful and impressive first!

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Qomolangma

    Jean Afanassieff (1984)

    In 1983, a French expedition, led by Yannick Seigneur and including Jean Afanassieff, left for Tibet to climb the western ridge of Everest on the Chinese side in alpine style. Jean Afanassieff films the Tibetan population between tradition, religion and modernity and tells us about this expedition.

    France / 30 min

    Qomolangma

    Jean Afanassieff, Bernard Prud'homme

    • 1984
    • France
    • 30 min
    In 1983, a French expedition, led by Yannick Seigneur and including Jean Afanassieff, left for Tibet to climb the western ridge of Everest on the Chinese side in alpine style. Jean Afanassieff films the Tibetan population between tradition, religion and modernity and tells us about this expedition.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Là-Haut, un supplément d'âme

    Là-Haut, un supplément d'âme

    Pierre Falchero (2001)

    Through the testimony of great mountaineers and Himalayans and the views of journalists, historians and Himalayans on the way to an attempt to open a new path to Amnye Machen (Tibet), the author tries to find an explanation for the desire to go 'up there' when there is a risk of not returning. With the testimonies of: Jean-Michel Asselin, Christine Janin, François Damilano, Pierre Mazeaud, Jean-Christophe Lafaille, Patrick Berhault, Reinhold Messner, Bertrand Roche dit Zébulon, Katia Buffetrille, Elizabeth Hawley, Junko Tabei, Sylvie Braud, Kurt Diemberger.

    France / 57 min

    Là-Haut, un supplément d'âme

    Pierre Falchero

    • 2001
    • France
    • 57 min
    Through the testimony of great mountaineers and Himalayans and the views of journalists, historians and Himalayans on the way to an attempt to open a new path to Amnye Machen (Tibet), the author tries to find an explanation for the desire to go 'up there' when there is a risk of not returning. With the testimonies of: Jean-Michel Asselin, Christine Janin, François Damilano, Pierre Mazeaud, Jean-Christophe Lafaille, Patrick Berhault, Reinhold Messner, Bertrand Roche dit Zébulon, Katia Buffetrille, Elizabeth Hawley, Junko Tabei, Sylvie Braud, Kurt Diemberger.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Eric Escoffier - Wenn der Kopf den Körper trägt Vod

    Eric Escoffier - Wenn der Kopf den Körper trägt

    Sandra Maischberger (1999)

    Frenchman Eric Escoffier was considered at the time one of the top 10 climbers in the world. After a serious accident near Chamonix that left him semi paralyzed, he promised himself to resume his activity even though the doctors had predicted that he could no longer walk. Eric overcame all difficulties and in 1997 he climbed the Cho Oyu the first 8000 after the accident, with obvious walking problems. In July 1998 he was back in the Himalayas for an attempt at the Broad Peak. Eric keeps a diary at base camp and the last page is dedicated to his partner Cecile, pregnant at the seventh month that awaits him in France. Eric and his partner Pascale Bessiere disappear under the summit and are never found again. Escoffier was 38.

    Germany / 61 min

    Eric Escoffier - Wenn der Kopf den Körper trägt

    Sandra Maischberger, Jan Kerhart

    • 1999
    • Germany
    • 61 min
    Frenchman Eric Escoffier was considered at the time one of the top 10 climbers in the world. After a serious accident near Chamonix that left him semi paralyzed, he promised himself to resume his activity even though the doctors had predicted that he could no longer walk. Eric overcame all difficulties and in 1997 he climbed the Cho Oyu the first 8000 after the accident, with obvious walking problems. In July 1998 he was back in the Himalayas for an attempt at the Broad Peak. Eric keeps a diary at base camp and the last page is dedicated to his partner Cecile, pregnant at the seventh month that awaits him in France. Eric and his partner Pascale Bessiere disappear under the summit and are never found again. Escoffier was 38.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    La zone de la mort

    La zone de la mort

    Claude Andrieux (1996)

    To understand the difficulties of an ascent to over eight thousand metres, it is enough to remember the almost 300 victims these peaks have claimed. The Swiss alpinist Ehrart Loretan, the third alpinist in the world to have climbed all 14 8,000, and the Austrian alpinist Kurt Diemgerger cover the whole history of the conquest of the world’s 8,000, from the fifties to the present day, together with other alpinists and film directors who have climbed them. They talk about their experienced when they ventured into the death zone.

    France / 27 min

    La zone de la mort

    Claude Andrieux

    • 1996
    • France
    • 27 min
    To understand the difficulties of an ascent to over eight thousand metres, it is enough to remember the almost 300 victims these peaks have claimed. The Swiss alpinist Ehrart Loretan, the third alpinist in the world to have climbed all 14 8,000, and the Austrian alpinist Kurt Diemgerger cover the whole history of the conquest of the world’s 8,000, from the fifties to the present day, together with other alpinists and film directors who have climbed them. They talk about their experienced when they ventured into the death zone.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes

    Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis (2015)

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Mont Blanc. It was directed by Jeanne Mascolo de Fillipis in 2015 and produced by Point Prod. It features Jean-Christophe Rufin.

    France / 52 min

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes

    Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis

    • 2015
    • France
    • 52 min
    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Mont Blanc. It was directed by Jeanne Mascolo de Fillipis in 2015 and produced by Point Prod. It features Jean-Christophe Rufin.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Le temps des performances

    Le temps des performances

    Gilles Sourice (1985)

    Le temps des performances is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Eiger and Grandes Jorasses. It was directed by Gilles Sourice in 1985. It features Christophe Profit and Eric Escoffier.

    France / 26 min

    Le temps des performances

    Gilles Sourice

    • 1985
    • France
    • 26 min
    Le temps des performances is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Eiger and Grandes Jorasses. It was directed by Gilles Sourice in 1985. It features Christophe Profit and Eric Escoffier.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    L'oiseau rare

    L'oiseau rare

    Laurent Chevallier (1985)

    L'oiseau rare is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Gasherbrum Ii. It was directed by Laurent Chevallier in 1985 and produced by MC4. It features Abdul Karim 'Mister Karim'.

    France / 26 min

    L'oiseau rare

    Laurent Chevallier

    • 1985
    • France
    • 26 min
    L'oiseau rare is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Gasherbrum Ii. It was directed by Laurent Chevallier in 1985 and produced by MC4. It features Abdul Karim 'Mister Karim'.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Everest turbo - La tentation

    Everest turbo - La tentation

    Bernard Germain (1989)

    Everest turbo - La tentation is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Bernard Germain in 1989 and produced by MC4. It features Eric Escoffier, Christine Janin, Frédéric Ancey, Michel Fauquet and Stéphane Schaffter.

    France / 26 min

    Everest turbo - La tentation

    Bernard Germain

    • 1989
    • France
    • 26 min
    Everest turbo - La tentation is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Bernard Germain in 1989 and produced by MC4. It features Eric Escoffier, Christine Janin, Frédéric Ancey, Michel Fauquet and Stéphane Schaffter.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Portrait de groupe

    Portrait de groupe

    Bernard Choquet (1986)

    Portrait de groupe is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Verdon Gorge and Toulon. It was directed by Bernard Dumont in 1986 and produced by Les Films du Soleil. It is a part of the series Les conquerants de l'impossible (3/3). It features Patrick Berhault, Patrick Edlinger, Eric Escoffier, Christophe Profit, Laurent Chevallier, Jean-Paul Janssen and others.

    France / 55 min

    Portrait de groupe

    Bernard Choquet, Bernard Dumont

    • 1986
    • France
    • 55 min
    Portrait de groupe is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Verdon Gorge and Toulon. It was directed by Bernard Dumont in 1986 and produced by Les Films du Soleil. It is a part of the series Les conquerants de l'impossible (3/3). It features Patrick Berhault, Patrick Edlinger, Eric Escoffier, Christophe Profit, Laurent Chevallier, Jean-Paul Janssen and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Profession grimpeur

    Profession grimpeur

    Philippe Lallet (1985)

    A documentary portrait about Eric Escoffier at the peak of his rock-climbing career. Escoffier is presented as the first mountain athlete with a complete preparation in the three different climbing disciplines: rock climbing, ice climbing, and free solo climbing and without any safety devices. The athlete is followed in some of his performances and in the 1986 Sport-Rock trials in Bardonecchia.

    France / 26 min

    Profession grimpeur

    Philippe Lallet

    • 1985
    • France
    • 26 min
    A documentary portrait about Eric Escoffier at the peak of his rock-climbing career. Escoffier is presented as the first mountain athlete with a complete preparation in the three different climbing disciplines: rock climbing, ice climbing, and free solo climbing and without any safety devices. The athlete is followed in some of his performances and in the 1986 Sport-Rock trials in Bardonecchia.

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