Filmography

Gaston Rébuffat

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    Une nuit sur le Mont-Blanc

    Une nuit sur le Mont-Blanc

    Gaston Rébuffat (1961)

    For the first time in history, the famous alpinist Gaston Rébuffat and the volcanologist Haroun Tazieff build an igloo at the top of Mont-Blanc to spend a cold night there. The documentary is a report by the French television broadcasted within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit' (Behind the scenes), a monthly sports news program created by Jacques Goddet and Raymond Marcillac, and was made taking excerpts from the film 'Entre terre et ciel', directed by Gaston Rébuffat and Pierre Tairraz the same year.

    France / 8 min

    Une nuit sur le Mont-Blanc

    Gaston Rébuffat

    • 1961
    • France
    • 8 min
    For the first time in history, the famous alpinist Gaston Rébuffat and the volcanologist Haroun Tazieff build an igloo at the top of Mont-Blanc to spend a cold night there. The documentary is a report by the French television broadcasted within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit' (Behind the scenes), a monthly sports news program created by Jacques Goddet and Raymond Marcillac, and was made taking excerpts from the film 'Entre terre et ciel', directed by Gaston Rébuffat and Pierre Tairraz the same year.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Un homme de la montagne Vod

    Un homme de la montagne

    Jean Pradinas (1969)

    Portait of Gaston Rébuffat, the famous French mountain guide, writer, and filmmaker. Born in Marseille in 1921, Rebuffat was the first 'foreigner' to be admitted in the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix. He was member of the first expedition to  Annapurna in 1950 and the first man to climb all six of the great north faces of the Alps. In the film, Rebuffat is interviewed at his home in Marseille, and he takes us to his beloved Calanques. The documentary is completed with images of climbs in the alps from his films. The documentary is a report by the French television broadcasted within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit'.

    France / 20 min

    Un homme de la montagne

    Jean Pradinas

    • 1969
    • France
    • 20 min
    Portait of Gaston Rébuffat, the famous French mountain guide, writer, and filmmaker. Born in Marseille in 1921, Rebuffat was the first 'foreigner' to be admitted in the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix. He was member of the first expedition to  Annapurna in 1950 and the first man to climb all six of the great north faces of the Alps. In the film, Rebuffat is interviewed at his home in Marseille, and he takes us to his beloved Calanques. The documentary is completed with images of climbs in the alps from his films. The documentary is a report by the French television broadcasted within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit'.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Lionel Terray

    (1965)

    Lionel Terray, the famous French mountain guide, died at the age of 44 on a rock climb in the Vercors, south of Grenoble, on 19 September 1965. This short report is the hommage by the French television, broadcasted one month later within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit'. The documentary remembers his alpine career and shows archive images of some of the expeditions he took part in (Annapurna, Chacraraju, Jannu, Mont Huntington) and ends with excerpts of his ascent to Grand Capucin from the film 'Les etoiles du midi', by Marcel Ichac and Jacques Ertaud.

    France / 10 min

    Lionel Terray


    • 1965
    • France
    • 10 min
    Lionel Terray, the famous French mountain guide, died at the age of 44 on a rock climb in the Vercors, south of Grenoble, on 19 September 1965. This short report is the hommage by the French television, broadcasted one month later within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit'. The documentary remembers his alpine career and shows archive images of some of the expeditions he took part in (Annapurna, Chacraraju, Jannu, Mont Huntington) and ends with excerpts of his ascent to Grand Capucin from the film 'Les etoiles du midi', by Marcel Ichac and Jacques Ertaud.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    Les Aigulles du Diable Vod

    Les Aigulles du Diable

    Jean René Vivet (1974)

    For the 25th anniversary of the first outside broadcast of the French television, the team of 'En Direct' is installed at the top of the Aiguille du Midi, in the Mont Blanc Massif. They follow the climbing of a rock wall, not on the Aiguille du Diable as they planned initially because it is too snowy, but in a close very steep wall a bit less snowy. The climbers are interviewed live and followed on camera by two specialists: Pierre Tairraz, and René Vernadet. The comments are made by Jean-Pierre Chaptel and the mountain guide Gaston Rebuffat.

    France / 60 min

    Les Aigulles du Diable

    Jean René Vivet

    • 1974
    • France
    • 60 min
    For the 25th anniversary of the first outside broadcast of the French television, the team of 'En Direct' is installed at the top of the Aiguille du Midi, in the Mont Blanc Massif. They follow the climbing of a rock wall, not on the Aiguille du Diable as they planned initially because it is too snowy, but in a close very steep wall a bit less snowy. The climbers are interviewed live and followed on camera by two specialists: Pierre Tairraz, and René Vernadet. The comments are made by Jean-Pierre Chaptel and the mountain guide Gaston Rebuffat.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Victoires sur l'Himalaya

    Victoires sur l'Himalaya

    Jean-Marie Perthus (1960)

    Retrospective of four major summits climbed by French expeditions: Annapurna (8078m) in 1950; Makalu (8481m) in 1955; Mustagh Tower (7273m) in 1956 and Le Jannu (7710m) in 1962. A film by Lucien Berardini and Jean-Marie Perthus with the support of the Club Alpin Français and the FFME (Fédération française de la montagne et de l'escalade).

    France / 29 min

    Victoires sur l'Himalaya

    Jean-Marie Perthus, Lucien Bérardini

    • 1960
    • France
    • 29 min
    Retrospective of four major summits climbed by French expeditions: Annapurna (8078m) in 1950; Makalu (8481m) in 1955; Mustagh Tower (7273m) in 1956 and Le Jannu (7710m) in 1962. A film by Lucien Berardini and Jean-Marie Perthus with the support of the Club Alpin Français and the FFME (Fédération française de la montagne et de l'escalade).

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Quand les alpinistes font leur cinéma

    Quand les alpinistes font leur cinéma

    Claude Francillon (2000)

    Many mountaineers in the course of their activity have used cameras and films to let us participate through images in their adventures and emotions. Many of them have become true film professionals: Lionel Terray, Marcel Ichac, Renè Vernadet, Jean Afanasieff, Pierre Royer, Denis Ducroz, Kurt Diemberg and many others are among the so-called conquerors of the mountain image. The film describes the passion of these men in the highest mountains on earth...behind the lens.

    France / 47 min

    Quand les alpinistes font leur cinéma

    Claude Francillon

    • 2000
    • France
    • 47 min
    Many mountaineers in the course of their activity have used cameras and films to let us participate through images in their adventures and emotions. Many of them have become true film professionals: Lionel Terray, Marcel Ichac, Renè Vernadet, Jean Afanasieff, Pierre Royer, Denis Ducroz, Kurt Diemberg and many others are among the so-called conquerors of the mountain image. The film describes the passion of these men in the highest mountains on earth...behind the lens.

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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 / Historical

    La Conquête du Mont Blanc

    La Conquête du Mont Blanc

    Simone Vannier (1981)

    First of the 4 episodes of 'Histoire de l'alpinisme', a series by filmaker Simone Vannier and historian Yves Balla, on the major stages in the history of mountaineering from the 15th century to the present day. Each episode is presented by a specialist and illustrated by historical reconstructions and testimonies of contemporary climbers. This episode reviews the origins of alpinism from 1760 to 1860, through its most significant characters, and is presented by Gaston Rebuffat.

    France / 45 min

    La Conquête du Mont Blanc

    La Conquête du Mont Blanc

    Simone Vannier

    • 1981
    • France
    • 45 min
    First of the 4 episodes of 'Histoire de l'alpinisme', a series by filmaker Simone Vannier and historian Yves Balla, on the major stages in the history of mountaineering from the 15th century to the present day. Each episode is presented by a specialist and illustrated by historical reconstructions and testimonies of contemporary climbers. This episode reviews the origins of alpinism from 1760 to 1860, through its most significant characters, and is presented by Gaston Rebuffat.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Annapurna - Histoire d'une legende

    Annapurna - Histoire d'une legende

    Bernard George (1999)

    For decades, the general public's knowledge of the Annapurna adventure was limited to Maurice Herzog's book 'The First 8000 metre Peak' which sold over 10 million copies. In the last few years,though, accounts by other protagonists of the adventure - Louis Lachenal, Herzog's companion on the summit, Lionel Terray, Sherpa Tarkey, the Rebuffat notebooks - have been published. What pushed the French, who had not participated much in the great pre-war Himalayan expeditions, to commit themselves (through the Alpine federation) in the race to conquer the first 8000 metre peak? What motivated those who accomplished this extraordinary feat? What's the true story behind the legend of the conquest?

    France / 52 min

    Annapurna - Histoire d'une legende

    Bernard George

    • 1999
    • France
    • 52 min
    For decades, the general public's knowledge of the Annapurna adventure was limited to Maurice Herzog's book 'The First 8000 metre Peak' which sold over 10 million copies. In the last few years,though, accounts by other protagonists of the adventure - Louis Lachenal, Herzog's companion on the summit, Lionel Terray, Sherpa Tarkey, the Rebuffat notebooks - have been published. What pushed the French, who had not participated much in the great pre-war Himalayan expeditions, to commit themselves (through the Alpine federation) in the race to conquer the first 8000 metre peak? What motivated those who accomplished this extraordinary feat? What's the true story behind the legend of the conquest?

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief Vod

    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief

    Matthias Fanck (2008)

    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Eiger. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 2008 and produced by Movieman Productions. It features Philipp Stölzl, Gerhard Baur, Matthias Fanck, Kurt Diemberger, Jean Afanassieff, Peter Latzko and others.

    Germany / 59 min

    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief

    Matthias Fanck, Hans-Jürgen Panitz

    • 2008
    • Germany
    • 59 min
    Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Eiger. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 2008 and produced by Movieman Productions. It features Philipp Stölzl, Gerhard Baur, Matthias Fanck, Kurt Diemberger, Jean Afanassieff, Peter Latzko and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Le Monde de Gaston Rébuffat DVD

    Le Monde de Gaston Rébuffat

    Gilles Chappaz (2009)

    Le Monde de Gaston Rébuffat is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Gendarme Du Pic Du Roc and Grande Candelle. It was directed by Gilles Chappaz in 2009 and produced by Seven Doc. It features Christophe Profit, Françoise Rébuffat, Thierry Renault, Jean-Olivier Majastre, René Vernadet, Sam Beaugey and others.

    France / 51 min

    Le Monde de Gaston Rébuffat

    Gilles Chappaz, Denis Steinberg

    • 2009
    • France
    • 51 min
    Le Monde de Gaston Rébuffat is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Gendarme Du Pic Du Roc and Grande Candelle. It was directed by Gilles Chappaz in 2009 and produced by Seven Doc. It features Christophe Profit, Françoise Rébuffat, Thierry Renault, Jean-Olivier Majastre, René Vernadet, Sam Beaugey and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    René Vernadet, l'oeil qui précédait l'exploit Vod

    René Vernadet, l'oeil qui précédait l'exploit

    Laetitia Chalandon (2014)

    René Vernadet, l'oeil qui précédait l'exploit is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Dent Du Géant and Pilier Du Freney. It was directed by Laetitia Chalandon in 2014 and produced by JPL Productions. It features René Vernadet.

    France / 52 min

    René Vernadet, l'oeil qui précédait l'exploit

    Laetitia Chalandon

    • 2014
    • France
    • 52 min
    René Vernadet, l'oeil qui précédait l'exploit is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Dent Du Géant and Pilier Du Freney. It was directed by Laetitia Chalandon in 2014 and produced by JPL Productions. It features René Vernadet.

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