Filmography

Jacques Ertaud

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  • Documentary / Report

    Le Huascaran

    Jacques Ertaud (1967)

    On July 10, 1966, a French expedition led by Robert Paragot reaches the summit of Huascaran-Nord, the highest peak in Peru, by its north face. This documentary is the 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 broadcast on RTF Télévision then on the first channel of the ORTF from December 13, 1961 to August 16, 1972. The Huascaran expedition ended with the tragic fatal fall of mountaineer Dominique Leprince-Ringuet.

    France / 14 min

    Le Huascaran

    Jacques Ertaud

    • 1967
    • France
    • 14 min
    On July 10, 1966, a French expedition led by Robert Paragot reaches the summit of Huascaran-Nord, the highest peak in Peru, by its north face. This documentary is the 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 broadcast on RTF Télévision then on the first channel of the ORTF from December 13, 1961 to August 16, 1972. The Huascaran expedition ended with the tragic fatal fall of mountaineer Dominique Leprince-Ringuet.

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  • Documentary / Report

    Le drame des Grandes Jorasses

    Le drame des Grandes Jorasses

    Jacques Ertaud (1971)

    Report by the French television about the drama that kept France in breath for a week: the winter attempt by René Desmaison and Serge Gousseault to the north face of the Grandes Jorasses, which ended with the death of Gousseault and the rescue of Desmaison when they got caught just 300 meters below the summit. The report was broadcast within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit' (Behind the scenes), a monthly sports news program created by Jacques Goddet and Raymond Marcillac, and broadcast on RTF Télévision then on the first channel of the ORTF from December 13, 1961 to August 16, 1972.

    France / 30 min

    Le drame des Grandes Jorasses

    Jacques Ertaud

    • 1971
    • France
    • 30 min
    Report by the French television about the drama that kept France in breath for a week: the winter attempt by René Desmaison and Serge Gousseault to the north face of the Grandes Jorasses, which ended with the death of Gousseault and the rescue of Desmaison when they got caught just 300 meters below the summit. The report was broadcast within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit' (Behind the scenes), a monthly sports news program created by Jacques Goddet and Raymond Marcillac, and broadcast on RTF Télévision then on the first channel of the ORTF from December 13, 1961 to August 16, 1972.

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  • Documentary / Report

    Anatomie d'une première Vod

    Anatomie d'une première

    Jacques Ertaud (1966)

    In February 1966, Pierre Mazeaud and Lucien Berardini attempt a difficult first ascent to one of the peaks of Garet El Djenoun, in the Hoggar Massif, a chain of mountains located in the west of the Sahara, south of Algeria. The mountain has remained untouched since the expedition of Roger Frison-Roche in 1935. The documentary, superbly cinematographed by the René Vernadet, won the Grand Prix at the Trento Film Festival in 1996.

    France / 32 min

    Anatomie d'une première

    Jacques Ertaud

    • 1966
    • France
    • 32 min
    In February 1966, Pierre Mazeaud and Lucien Berardini attempt a difficult first ascent to one of the peaks of Garet El Djenoun, in the Hoggar Massif, a chain of mountains located in the west of the Sahara, south of Algeria. The mountain has remained untouched since the expedition of Roger Frison-Roche in 1935. The documentary, superbly cinematographed by the René Vernadet, won the Grand Prix at the Trento Film Festival in 1996.

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  • Documentary / Report

    A la conquête du Jannu

    Jacques Ertaud (1962)

    A report documenting the efforts made by a French expedition led by Lionel Terray to conquer an inaccessible peak of the Himalayas, the small Jannu, 7710 meters high. After a first attempt in 1959, finally in 1962 the goal was reached, at the cost of extenuating efforts, hardships, dangers and obstacles of all kinds. On April 27, Robert Paragot, Paul Keller, René Desmaison, and Sherpa Gyalzen Mitchu set foot on the summit, followed the next day by Jean Ravier, Lionel Terray, and Sherpa Wangdi. The documentary is a report by the French television broadcasted within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit' (Behind the scenes).

    France / 11 min

    A la conquête du Jannu

    Jacques Ertaud

    • 1962
    • France
    • 11 min
    A report documenting the efforts made by a French expedition led by Lionel Terray to conquer an inaccessible peak of the Himalayas, the small Jannu, 7710 meters high. After a first attempt in 1959, finally in 1962 the goal was reached, at the cost of extenuating efforts, hardships, dangers and obstacles of all kinds. On April 27, Robert Paragot, Paul Keller, René Desmaison, and Sherpa Gyalzen Mitchu set foot on the summit, followed the next day by Jean Ravier, Lionel Terray, and Sherpa Wangdi. The documentary is a report by the French television broadcasted within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit' (Behind the scenes).

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Népal - Une sentinelle de l'Himalaya

    Népal - Une sentinelle de l'Himalaya

    Dominique Martial (1974)

    With four mountaineering friends, Yannick Seigneur climbs the Taboche to a 6540-metre summit in Nepal's Khumbu Valley. The first ascent of this summit was successful by this French expedition on April 16, 1974. With Yannick Seigneur, Louis Dubost, Jacques Brugirard, Jean-Christian Michel (doctor).

    France / 19 min

    Népal - Une sentinelle de l'Himalaya

    Dominique Martial

    • 1974
    • France
    • 19 min
    With four mountaineering friends, Yannick Seigneur climbs the Taboche to a 6540-metre summit in Nepal's Khumbu Valley. The first ascent of this summit was successful by this French expedition on April 16, 1974. With Yannick Seigneur, Louis Dubost, Jacques Brugirard, Jean-Christian Michel (doctor).

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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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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Le conquérant de l'inutile

    Le conquérant de l'inutile

    Marcel Ichac (1966)

    A sensitive portrayal of the climbs and writings of the famous French mountain guide, Lionel Terray, including footage of many of his first ascents in the Andes, the Himalayas and Patagonia. Winner of Best Film on Mountain History in 1982.

    France / 31 min

    Le conquérant de l'inutile

    Marcel Ichac

    • 1966
    • France
    • 31 min
    A sensitive portrayal of the climbs and writings of the famous French mountain guide, Lionel Terray, including footage of many of his first ascents in the Andes, the Himalayas and Patagonia. Winner of Best Film on Mountain History in 1982.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Pierre Mazeaud, la vie en face(s) DVD

    Pierre Mazeaud, la vie en face(s)

    Gilles Chappaz (2013)

    Pierre Mazeaud has managed to unite three of his passions which seem to have nothing in common, at a very high level: mountaineering, jurisprudence and policy. The Everest mountaineer, rescued from the Freney Pillar, the passionate jurist, the former sports minister, privy counsellor, and president of the French Constitutional Court is a charismatic personality. This sensitive film portrait follows a line, which Pierre Mazeaud himself has quoted: “Alpinism belongs to those who provide themselves with means to reach their goals, to those who are fully committed to a goal, to those, who know the value of solidarity of men, and to those who are aware that true human existence can only be fulfilled by proceeding with a team of roped-partners.”

    France / 52 min

    Pierre Mazeaud, la vie en face(s)

    Gilles Chappaz

    • 2013
    • France
    • 52 min
    Pierre Mazeaud has managed to unite three of his passions which seem to have nothing in common, at a very high level: mountaineering, jurisprudence and policy. The Everest mountaineer, rescued from the Freney Pillar, the passionate jurist, the former sports minister, privy counsellor, and president of the French Constitutional Court is a charismatic personality. This sensitive film portrait follows a line, which Pierre Mazeaud himself has quoted: “Alpinism belongs to those who provide themselves with means to reach their goals, to those who are fully committed to a goal, to those, who know the value of solidarity of men, and to those who are aware that true human existence can only be fulfilled by proceeding with a team of roped-partners.”

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    La voie Terray DVD

    La voie Terray

    Gilles Chappaz (2007)

    Terray. This name sounds like a challenge and evokes deep respect in each mountaineer’s memory. To everybody Lionel Terray will forever be the 'Conqueror of the useless', an example of a generous and mature mountaineer, far from egocentrism or ambition. Not only a pioneer and witness of mountaineering history, Terray is also remembered as a man and master more than an athlete. Forty years after the tragic death of this extraordinary mountaineer and guide, who loved to consider himself just 'a simple mountain dweller', his old friends and the youngest generation of mountaineers get together in this film to celebrate and remember his heritage.

    France / 52 min

    La voie Terray

    Gilles Chappaz

    • 2007
    • France
    • 52 min
    Terray. This name sounds like a challenge and evokes deep respect in each mountaineer’s memory. To everybody Lionel Terray will forever be the 'Conqueror of the useless', an example of a generous and mature mountaineer, far from egocentrism or ambition. Not only a pioneer and witness of mountaineering history, Terray is also remembered as a man and master more than an athlete. Forty years after the tragic death of this extraordinary mountaineer and guide, who loved to consider himself just 'a simple mountain dweller', his old friends and the youngest generation of mountaineers get together in this film to celebrate and remember his heritage.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    Pour un vieux rêve DVD

    Pour un vieux rêve

    Gilles Bour (2009)

    Making of the film 'Au delà des cimes' by Rémy Tézier about the famous French climber Catherine Destivelle. The film, was shot between 3,000 and 4,500 meters above sea level, in the Mont Blanc massif. Rémy Tézier explains how his vocation was born after watching Marcel Ichac's film 'Les etoiles de midi' with Lionel Terray when he was 15 years old: 'It was a revelation for me! The film finished and I had only one desire, to become filmmaker to film what made me want to live: the sea and the mountain'. Rémy Tézier founded his own production company in 2000. 'Au delà des cimes' is his first cinema release.

    France / 52 min

    Pour un vieux rêve

    Gilles Bour

    • 2009
    • France
    • 52 min
    Making of the film 'Au delà des cimes' by Rémy Tézier about the famous French climber Catherine Destivelle. The film, was shot between 3,000 and 4,500 meters above sea level, in the Mont Blanc massif. Rémy Tézier explains how his vocation was born after watching Marcel Ichac's film 'Les etoiles de midi' with Lionel Terray when he was 15 years old: 'It was a revelation for me! The film finished and I had only one desire, to become filmmaker to film what made me want to live: the sea and the mountain'. Rémy Tézier founded his own production company in 2000. 'Au delà des cimes' is his first cinema release.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    K2 - La montagne inachevée

    K2 - La montagne inachevée

    Jacques Ertaud (1980)

    Climbing K2 by its difficult and unconquered south-west ridge is the goal that Bernard Mellet set after two years of careful preparation. To overcome this ambitious achievement he has selected fourteen of the best french climbers of the moment. The team reached a height of 8400 meters, 200 meters below the summit. The route, called the 'magic line' was first climbed seven years later, in 1986, by a Polish team. The route was not successfully repeated until 2004, when Jordi Corominas, from a Catalan team, completed it.

    France / 90 min

    K2 - La montagne inachevée

    Jacques Ertaud, Dominique Martial

    • 1980
    • France
    • 90 min
    Climbing K2 by its difficult and unconquered south-west ridge is the goal that Bernard Mellet set after two years of careful preparation. To overcome this ambitious achievement he has selected fourteen of the best french climbers of the moment. The team reached a height of 8400 meters, 200 meters below the summit. The route, called the 'magic line' was first climbed seven years later, in 1986, by a Polish team. The route was not successfully repeated until 2004, when Jordi Corominas, from a Catalan team, completed it.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Les étoiles de midi

    Les étoiles de midi

    Jacques Ertaud (1959)

    Docudrama about some of the more spectacular exploits of French mountain climbers over the last several decades. It recounts a day of climbing in Chamonix. Different parties are at the refuge, they tell tales, get ready for their day, then go climbing. Some are novices on easy route, others are guides with clients, others are pro climbers putting up a new route. Things happen, small things like getting lost, big things like rescuing a snowblind climber.

    France / 78 min

    Les étoiles de midi

    Jacques Ertaud, Marcel Ichac

    • 1959
    • France
    • 78 min
    Docudrama about some of the more spectacular exploits of French mountain climbers over the last several decades. It recounts a day of climbing in Chamonix. Different parties are at the refuge, they tell tales, get ready for their day, then go climbing. Some are novices on easy route, others are guides with clients, others are pro climbers putting up a new route. Things happen, small things like getting lost, big things like rescuing a snowblind climber.

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