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    Altitudes

    Altitudes

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (2017)

    After 20 years away, Isabelle, a former climbing champion, returns to her village in the Alps for the funeral of her mountain-guide father. She decides to open up a new climbing route with the help of Kenza, her protégé - something she'd planned to do with her father. But the past and its secrets resurface through Antoine, a brilliant mountaineer who was Isabelle's first love.

    France, Switzerland / 90 min

    Altitudes

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, Mikaël Ollivier

    • 2017
    • France, Switzerland
    • 90 min
    After 20 years away, Isabelle, a former climbing champion, returns to her village in the Alps for the funeral of her mountain-guide father. She decides to open up a new climbing route with the help of Kenza, her protégé - something she'd planned to do with her father. But the past and its secrets resurface through Antoine, a brilliant mountaineer who was Isabelle's first love.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Un hiver avec les sauveteurs du Mont-Blanc

    Nicolas Moscara (2012)

    In winter, the Mont-Blanc massif attracts thousands of skiers, hikers and mountaineers. For some, the stay turned into a tragedy, requiring the intervention of the men of the high mountain gendarmerie platoon of Chamonix. During a winter, Nicolas Moscara followed these professionals, using cameras placed on their helmets to obtain spectacular and original images. Thus, he filmed rescues deep in the mountain: the descent into hell of Rino, trapped for 24 hours in a crevasse or the miraculous rescue of Michael, an American skier who fell in the heart of the glacier.

    France / 54 min

    Un hiver avec les sauveteurs du Mont-Blanc

    Nicolas Moscara

    • 2012
    • France
    • 54 min
    In winter, the Mont-Blanc massif attracts thousands of skiers, hikers and mountaineers. For some, the stay turned into a tragedy, requiring the intervention of the men of the high mountain gendarmerie platoon of Chamonix. During a winter, Nicolas Moscara followed these professionals, using cameras placed on their helmets to obtain spectacular and original images. Thus, he filmed rescues deep in the mountain: the descent into hell of Rino, trapped for 24 hours in a crevasse or the miraculous rescue of Michael, an American skier who fell in the heart of the glacier.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Mont Blanc - L'été meurtrier

    Nicolas Moscara (2012)

    July 12, 2012. Nine people perished in a snowfall at Mont Maudit, one of the routes leading to the summit of Mont-Blanc. It is the deadliest avalanche of the decade in the massif. On the spot, about fifty rescuers were mobilized: the teams of the PGHM (Peloton de Gendarmerie de haute montagne de Chamonix), the fire brigade, the CRS and the Italian rescue workers. A dangerous intervention at an altitude of more than 4000 metres, which director Nicolas Moscara was authorised to film.

    France / 53 min

    Mont Blanc - L'été meurtrier

    Nicolas Moscara

    • 2012
    • France
    • 53 min
    July 12, 2012. Nine people perished in a snowfall at Mont Maudit, one of the routes leading to the summit of Mont-Blanc. It is the deadliest avalanche of the decade in the massif. On the spot, about fifty rescuers were mobilized: the teams of the PGHM (Peloton de Gendarmerie de haute montagne de Chamonix), the fire brigade, the CRS and the Italian rescue workers. A dangerous intervention at an altitude of more than 4000 metres, which director Nicolas Moscara was authorised to film.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    L'envers du decor

    L'envers du decor

    Rémy Tezier (1995)

    In order to shoot the movie Légende des Tropiques in the largest canyon and along the most important rock-climbing routes of the Réunion island in the Indian Ocean, Rémy Tezier and his team had to invent a number of new filming techniques. The movie illustrates the techniques used for making the movie Légendes des Tropiques and which are already per se an adventure.

    France / 26 min

    L'envers du decor

    Rémy Tezier

    • 1995
    • France
    • 26 min
    In order to shoot the movie Légende des Tropiques in the largest canyon and along the most important rock-climbing routes of the Réunion island in the Indian Ocean, Rémy Tezier and his team had to invent a number of new filming techniques. The movie illustrates the techniques used for making the movie Légendes des Tropiques and which are already per se an adventure.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Les Frères Ravier - L’aventure pyrénéenne

    Les Frères Ravier - L’aventure pyrénéenne

    Maryse Bergonzat (2007)

    Jean and Pierre Ravier have opened almost all the 'classic' (difficult) routes in the Pyrenees. Strung at the waist with a few flat knots and little material, the two twin brothers made more than 200 first ones throughout the massif. A unique style and commitment, a state of mind made up of adventures, literature, inventiveness and friendships. Unclassifiable and welcoming, after 60 years of Pyreneism, their desire for the mountains is intact. When does a race start? How does the idea, the desire come from it? What sense does it make to realize only the first ones? And what is the role of the Pyrenees themselves in this mutual and endless game of attraction?

    France / 52 min

    Les Frères Ravier - L’aventure pyrénéenne

    Maryse Bergonzat

    • 2007
    • France
    • 52 min
    Jean and Pierre Ravier have opened almost all the 'classic' (difficult) routes in the Pyrenees. Strung at the waist with a few flat knots and little material, the two twin brothers made more than 200 first ones throughout the massif. A unique style and commitment, a state of mind made up of adventures, literature, inventiveness and friendships. Unclassifiable and welcoming, after 60 years of Pyreneism, their desire for the mountains is intact. When does a race start? How does the idea, the desire come from it? What sense does it make to realize only the first ones? And what is the role of the Pyrenees themselves in this mutual and endless game of attraction?

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Gary Hemming Vod

    Gary Hemming

    Jean Afanassieff (1996)

    he American Alpine climber Gary Hemming was a figure of the 60’s. The story of this out-of-the-common character is closely linked to that of the mountain rescue in Les Drus in 1966, in the mont Blanc range, a rescue he took the initiative for. The press fell on the event and raised Gary Hemming to the status of a national hero. All the papers show on the front page this big young man who looks like a 'beatnik' dressed all anyhow, with a wide smile and long fair hair. From then on, he is nicknamed the beatnik of the summits. In Chamonix he is already known. Gary landed in France in 1960 and while preparing a university degree in Grenoble, he devotes himself to his passion: climbing.

    France / 25 min

    Gary Hemming

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1996
    • France
    • 25 min
    he American Alpine climber Gary Hemming was a figure of the 60’s. The story of this out-of-the-common character is closely linked to that of the mountain rescue in Les Drus in 1966, in the mont Blanc range, a rescue he took the initiative for. The press fell on the event and raised Gary Hemming to the status of a national hero. All the papers show on the front page this big young man who looks like a 'beatnik' dressed all anyhow, with a wide smile and long fair hair. From then on, he is nicknamed the beatnik of the summits. In Chamonix he is already known. Gary landed in France in 1960 and while preparing a university degree in Grenoble, he devotes himself to his passion: climbing.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    L'homme qui revient de haut

    L'homme qui revient de haut

    Gilles Perret (2004)

    Why a confirmed climber is playing with death to fight short-lived exploits? Marc Batard has finally found the answers to these questions after thirty years of passionnated conflicts with the highest Earth peaks. He set foot twice on the Everest peak, climbed up the most difficult sides of the Alps, found out the way of inside recovery. He succeeded in fighting the soul trouble by dint of physical suffering. Then he spoke about childhood violence, and chock drag as a millstone during decades. Following his peaks therapy, Marc Batard has pursued his introspection.

    France / 26 min

    L'homme qui revient de haut

    Gilles Perret

    • 2004
    • France
    • 26 min
    Why a confirmed climber is playing with death to fight short-lived exploits? Marc Batard has finally found the answers to these questions after thirty years of passionnated conflicts with the highest Earth peaks. He set foot twice on the Everest peak, climbed up the most difficult sides of the Alps, found out the way of inside recovery. He succeeded in fighting the soul trouble by dint of physical suffering. Then he spoke about childhood violence, and chock drag as a millstone during decades. Following his peaks therapy, Marc Batard has pursued his introspection.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Légende des tropiques DVD

    Légende des tropiques

    Rémy Tezier (1995)

    The mountain guides Pascal Colas and Vincent Terrisse from Chamonix have chosen the Island of Réunion in Madagascar as the place for interesting climbs which also allow to engage in the new sport called canyoning. They are joined by the fifteen years old Gilbert Ah-Fat, an island native, who since he was 11 has been fascinated by the possibility of climbing these mountains. Gilbert’s enthusiasm is the basis for the movie which sees the trio perform various spectacular ascents, sometimes completed by stunning descents along the waterfalls.

    France / 26 min

    Légende des tropiques

    Rémy Tezier

    • 1995
    • France
    • 26 min
    The mountain guides Pascal Colas and Vincent Terrisse from Chamonix have chosen the Island of Réunion in Madagascar as the place for interesting climbs which also allow to engage in the new sport called canyoning. They are joined by the fifteen years old Gilbert Ah-Fat, an island native, who since he was 11 has been fascinated by the possibility of climbing these mountains. Gilbert’s enthusiasm is the basis for the movie which sees the trio perform various spectacular ascents, sometimes completed by stunning descents along the waterfalls.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Il était une voie Edlinger

    Il était une voie Edlinger

    Gilles Chappaz (1997)

    Fifteen years have passed since the spectacular images of 'La vie au bout des doigts' by the director Jean Paul Janssen led us to discover the formidable climbing champion Patrick Edlinger. We witnessed then the birth of a sporting phenomenon who would leave his indelible mark on many generations of climbers. But 15 years later, beyond the myth, where is Patrick Edlinger? Gilles Chappaz found him on some of the best rock faces in the Verdon area and on other cliffs.

    France / 27 min

    Il était une voie Edlinger

    Il était une voie Edlinger

    Gilles Chappaz

    • 1997
    • France
    • 27 min
    Fifteen years have passed since the spectacular images of 'La vie au bout des doigts' by the director Jean Paul Janssen led us to discover the formidable climbing champion Patrick Edlinger. We witnessed then the birth of a sporting phenomenon who would leave his indelible mark on many generations of climbers. But 15 years later, beyond the myth, where is Patrick Edlinger? Gilles Chappaz found him on some of the best rock faces in the Verdon area and on other cliffs.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Guido Magnone - La voie des sommets

    Guido Magnone - La voie des sommets

    Jean-Michel Rodrigo (2006)

    From the Andes to the Himalaya, from Fitzroy to Makalu and the Mustagh tower, on the west of the Drus, Guido Magnone made his name between the alpinist 50’s giants. Old student of Les Beaux Arts, swimming champion, he is one of the adventurers who dared to storm the edge of the world. In these times, this exploit was as a walk towards the first steps on the moon. Today, Guido is 80, and is still fond of challenges. His memories always give him the great shiver. He tells us about the terrible winds on the argentinean Patagonia, the sherpas fascination for the edges gods. He also speaks of his fight at the head of the UCPA, so that sport and nature pleasures can be transmitted.

    France / 26 min

    Guido Magnone - La voie des sommets

    Jean-Michel Rodrigo

    • 2006
    • France
    • 26 min
    From the Andes to the Himalaya, from Fitzroy to Makalu and the Mustagh tower, on the west of the Drus, Guido Magnone made his name between the alpinist 50’s giants. Old student of Les Beaux Arts, swimming champion, he is one of the adventurers who dared to storm the edge of the world. In these times, this exploit was as a walk towards the first steps on the moon. Today, Guido is 80, and is still fond of challenges. His memories always give him the great shiver. He tells us about the terrible winds on the argentinean Patagonia, the sherpas fascination for the edges gods. He also speaks of his fight at the head of the UCPA, so that sport and nature pleasures can be transmitted.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Dhaulagiri - 1ère hivernale française 1987

    Dominique Planche (1988)

    The story of the expedition of six French mountaineers, who left in November 1987, to reach Dhaulagiri, one of the highest peaks of the Himalayas in central Nepal (8,172 meters) in winter. This first French winter expedition, organized by an Auvergne association and financed by the Caisse d'Epargne d'Auvergne, had a powerful and light radio communication system and was composed by climbers Marc Batard, Louis Audoubert, Patrick Marcelot, François Poissonnier, Claude Guyran and Annie Dubois.

    France / 16 min

    Dhaulagiri - 1ère hivernale française 1987

    Dominique Planche, François Poissonnier, Louis Audoubert

    • 1988
    • France
    • 16 min
    The story of the expedition of six French mountaineers, who left in November 1987, to reach Dhaulagiri, one of the highest peaks of the Himalayas in central Nepal (8,172 meters) in winter. This first French winter expedition, organized by an Auvergne association and financed by the Caisse d'Epargne d'Auvergne, had a powerful and light radio communication system and was composed by climbers Marc Batard, Louis Audoubert, Patrick Marcelot, François Poissonnier, Claude Guyran and Annie Dubois.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Baltoro Vod

    Baltoro

    Louis Audoubert (1988)

    After a training in the european icy grottoes, a Languedoc (French) expedition goes to the Baltoro, one of the largest glaciers in the world, located north-west of the Himalayan range, hoping to reach the Broad Peak. A documentary by Louis Audobert, who, along with Pierre Ostian, comments off images of everyday life scenes of the local Pakistani population, of the Karakorum range and its various peaks, and of the expedition members on their ascent, camps and bivouacs in the mountain. The group, led by Louis Audoubert failed, in conquering the summit, but reached a height of 7200 meters.

    France / 22 min

    Baltoro

    Louis Audoubert

    • 1988
    • France
    • 22 min
    After a training in the european icy grottoes, a Languedoc (French) expedition goes to the Baltoro, one of the largest glaciers in the world, located north-west of the Himalayan range, hoping to reach the Broad Peak. A documentary by Louis Audobert, who, along with Pierre Ostian, comments off images of everyday life scenes of the local Pakistani population, of the Karakorum range and its various peaks, and of the expedition members on their ascent, camps and bivouacs in the mountain. The group, led by Louis Audoubert failed, in conquering the summit, but reached a height of 7200 meters.

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