Filmography

Fulvio Mariani

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    200 metri al 21º secolo

    Fulvio Mariani (1990)

    In 1989 Rheinold Messner directed an international mountaineering expedition to the South Face of Lhotse, 8511 meters in the Himalayas of Nepal. Some of the best climbers of the moment took part in the expedition. In the same year, a few months later, it was the turn of Jerzy Kukuczka and his Polish companions. At 8300 meters of altitude, at the fateful 200 meters from the peak, for an unknown reason, Kukuczka falls and loses his life. 1989 is the black year of the snake.

    Switzerland / 49 min

    200 metri al 21º secolo

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 1990
    • Switzerland
    • 49 min
    In 1989 Rheinold Messner directed an international mountaineering expedition to the South Face of Lhotse, 8511 meters in the Himalayas of Nepal. Some of the best climbers of the moment took part in the expedition. In the same year, a few months later, it was the turn of Jerzy Kukuczka and his Polish companions. At 8300 meters of altitude, at the fateful 200 meters from the peak, for an unknown reason, Kukuczka falls and loses his life. 1989 is the black year of the snake.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Finis Terrae

    Fulvio Mariani (1999)

    Walter Bonatti travels to Patagonia to retrace the extraordinary story of the Salesian explorer Alberto Maria De Agostini and his titanic exploration work of the lands and mountains of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Recovering photos and actual footage of the De Agostini Expeditions, the film, entirely shot in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia in 1999, is a real journey into the lands of myth, and proposes, in a curious perspective that combines present and past, a fantastic sequence of some of the most spectacular places and savages of the American regions of the far South.

    Switzerland / 73 min

    Finis Terrae

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 1999
    • Switzerland
    • 73 min
    Walter Bonatti travels to Patagonia to retrace the extraordinary story of the Salesian explorer Alberto Maria De Agostini and his titanic exploration work of the lands and mountains of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Recovering photos and actual footage of the De Agostini Expeditions, the film, entirely shot in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia in 1999, is a real journey into the lands of myth, and proposes, in a curious perspective that combines present and past, a fantastic sequence of some of the most spectacular places and savages of the American regions of the far South.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Urban climbing

    Fulvio Mariani (2014)

    Last year in Lecco was organized the first competition of climbing on the city walls. An enormous success in terms of participation and audience, which has also pushed some enthusiasts to organize a similar competition in Lugano. The 'Street Boulder' is mainly conquering young people. A short film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 7 min

    Urban climbing

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 7 min
    Last year in Lecco was organized the first competition of climbing on the city walls. An enormous success in terms of participation and audience, which has also pushed some enthusiasts to organize a similar competition in Lugano. The 'Street Boulder' is mainly conquering young people. A short film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Una famiglia in blocco

    Fulvio Mariani (2014)

    Jonas Chapuis - an international climber, boulderer and race tracer - has chosen to move to the Verzasca Valley with his family for the past 5 years. The portrait of a Saxon enthusiast who has found a new Eldorado. A short film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 8 min

    Una famiglia in blocco

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 8 min
    Jonas Chapuis - an international climber, boulderer and race tracer - has chosen to move to the Verzasca Valley with his family for the past 5 years. The portrait of a Saxon enthusiast who has found a new Eldorado. A short film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Romolo senza frontiere

    Romolo senza frontiere

    Fulvio Mariani (2012)

    At the foot of the limestone walls of the Denti della Vecchia lives the only inhabitant of the Cioascio mountain, Romolo Nottaris. The famous Ticino alpinist, explorer and director tells in pictures the memories of his adventurous life from the Alps, to the Himalayas, passing through Tierra del Fuego to return to his beloved Denti. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 19 min

    Romolo senza frontiere

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2012
    • Switzerland
    • 19 min
    At the foot of the limestone walls of the Denti della Vecchia lives the only inhabitant of the Cioascio mountain, Romolo Nottaris. The famous Ticino alpinist, explorer and director tells in pictures the memories of his adventurous life from the Alps, to the Himalayas, passing through Tierra del Fuego to return to his beloved Denti. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Pagine di pietra

    Pagine di pietra

    Mario Casella (2012)

    Glauco Cugini, climber, opener and pitoner of a multitude of rock routes in Ticino, is also the author of a best-selling climbing guide in Switzerland. Portrait of a passionate who also introduces us to some rock faces above Bosco Gurin, the last corner of the planned Park of Locarno, on which he dwells. A film by Mario Casella and Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 10 min

    Pagine di pietra

    Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2012
    • Switzerland
    • 10 min
    Glauco Cugini, climber, opener and pitoner of a multitude of rock routes in Ticino, is also the author of a best-selling climbing guide in Switzerland. Portrait of a passionate who also introduces us to some rock faces above Bosco Gurin, the last corner of the planned Park of Locarno, on which he dwells. A film by Mario Casella and Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Medici nell'aria sottile

    Mario Casella (2014)

    The largest research laboratory ever built at high altitudes. Last year the Ticino doctor Reto Pezzoli, a great mountain enthusiast, took part in the Swiss expedition to the Himlung Himal (7126 m): a peak located between Everest and Annapurna. Purpose of the expedition: to collect information on the reaction of the human body at high altitude by exploiting the availability of about forty alpinists-cavia who have undergone intensive medical examinations up to 7000 meters in height. About thirty doctors and researchers followed the climb of the participants bringing home a multitude of data that will allow to deepen the scientific knowledge in this field. The images of the expedition and the story of one of the doctors involved.

    Switzerland / 10 min

    Medici nell'aria sottile

    Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 10 min
    The largest research laboratory ever built at high altitudes. Last year the Ticino doctor Reto Pezzoli, a great mountain enthusiast, took part in the Swiss expedition to the Himlung Himal (7126 m): a peak located between Everest and Annapurna. Purpose of the expedition: to collect information on the reaction of the human body at high altitude by exploiting the availability of about forty alpinists-cavia who have undergone intensive medical examinations up to 7000 meters in height. About thirty doctors and researchers followed the climb of the participants bringing home a multitude of data that will allow to deepen the scientific knowledge in this field. The images of the expedition and the story of one of the doctors involved.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    La parete d’Alnasca

    Mario Casella (2014)

    Poncione d'Alnasca dominates the Verzasca Valley between Brione and Lavertezzo. As the late and very strong alpinist Marco Pedrini wrote: 'its south wall, 500 m high, is undoubtedly the most beautiful in Ticino and forms an almost perfect triangle, vertical and very compact'. We will take you on the wall with Lorenzo Petazzi, one of the first climbers, to relive the epic of this historical page of European mountaineering. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Mario Casella produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 9 min

    La parete d’Alnasca

    Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 9 min
    Poncione d'Alnasca dominates the Verzasca Valley between Brione and Lavertezzo. As the late and very strong alpinist Marco Pedrini wrote: 'its south wall, 500 m high, is undoubtedly the most beautiful in Ticino and forms an almost perfect triangle, vertical and very compact'. We will take you on the wall with Lorenzo Petazzi, one of the first climbers, to relive the epic of this historical page of European mountaineering. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Mario Casella produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    La magia del continente bianco

    Romolo Nottaris (2013)

    The last mountaineering adventure of the Ticino Romolo Nottaris. After telling the story of the Simplon region in the first episode, now it's up to Valle Bedretto that next winter will host a world-class ski mountaineering competition. The award to the valley of the race is a prize to the organizers of the Tris Rotondo. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Romolo Nottaris produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 23 min

    La magia del continente bianco

    Romolo Nottaris, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2013
    • Switzerland
    • 23 min
    The last mountaineering adventure of the Ticino Romolo Nottaris. After telling the story of the Simplon region in the first episode, now it's up to Valle Bedretto that next winter will host a world-class ski mountaineering competition. The award to the valley of the race is a prize to the organizers of the Tris Rotondo. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Romolo Nottaris produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    L'albero che cammina

    L'albero che cammina

    Fulvio Mariani (2012)

    Twenty years ago Fulvio Mariani, with his documentary L'uomo di legno (The Wooden Man), helped to make known to the general public a passionate mountain sculptor who is as good at working with wood as few others. Today Mauro Corona is a writer who has sold millions of books. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 17 min

    L'albero che cammina

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2012
    • Switzerland
    • 17 min
    Twenty years ago Fulvio Mariani, with his documentary L'uomo di legno (The Wooden Man), helped to make known to the general public a passionate mountain sculptor who is as good at working with wood as few others. Today Mauro Corona is a writer who has sold millions of books. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.
  • Documentary / Portrait

    Gli orizzonti di Jean

    Fulvio Mariani (2014)

    Jean Troillet, a strong Valais mountaineer and already a climber of ten 8,000, in 2011, while climbing in a rope with a friend, the west face of Annapurna was hit by a stroke. This was followed by a nightmarish descent and long rehabilitation. Then, Troillet's stubbornness and perseverance allowed him to recover almost completely. We will accompany him on a new expedition, this time horizontal, through the ice of the Canadian Great North. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 22 min

    Gli orizzonti di Jean

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 22 min
    Jean Troillet, a strong Valais mountaineer and already a climber of ten 8,000, in 2011, while climbing in a rope with a friend, the west face of Annapurna was hit by a stroke. This was followed by a nightmarish descent and long rehabilitation. Then, Troillet's stubbornness and perseverance allowed him to recover almost completely. We will accompany him on a new expedition, this time horizontal, through the ice of the Canadian Great North. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Coppia d'assi

    Coppia d'assi

    Mario Casella (2012)

    The Swiss Cedric Lachat and Nina Caprez are partners in life and in their passion for climbing. Several international champions in sports climbing competitions are able to live thanks to their adventures. Their life as globetrotters has also brought them to the walls of Ticino. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Mario Casella produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 11 min

    Coppia d'assi

    Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2012
    • Switzerland
    • 11 min
    The Swiss Cedric Lachat and Nina Caprez are partners in life and in their passion for climbing. Several international champions in sports climbing competitions are able to live thanks to their adventures. Their life as globetrotters has also brought them to the walls of Ticino. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Mario Casella produced for the Sottosopra series.

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