Filmography

Jerzy Surdel

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  • Docudrama / Recreation

    Le Cervin

    Jerzy Surdel (1986)

    Recreation of the first ascent of the Matterhorn on 14 July 1865. Four of the seven men led by the Englishman Edward Whymper lost their lives in the attempt, and the story of Zermatt and the tragedy on the Matterhorn was soon on everyone’s lips. The rope connecting Edward Whymper and local guides Peter Taugwalder and his son to the rest of the unfortunate rope group, broke during the descent.

    France, Germany, Switzerland / 60 min

    Le Cervin

    Jerzy Surdel

    • 1986
    • France, Germany, Switzerland
    • 60 min
    Recreation of the first ascent of the Matterhorn on 14 July 1865. Four of the seven men led by the Englishman Edward Whymper lost their lives in the attempt, and the story of Zermatt and the tragedy on the Matterhorn was soon on everyone’s lips. The rope connecting Edward Whymper and local guides Peter Taugwalder and his son to the rest of the unfortunate rope group, broke during the descent.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Surrender to Everest

    Surrender to Everest

    Ned Kelly (1971)

    Norman Dyhrenfurth leads an expedition with thirty climbers from thirteen different countries including Don Whillans, Dougal Haston, Naomi Uemura, Pierre Mazeaud, and others. This optimistic expedition hopes to simultaneously climb the SW Face and the West Ridge Direct, but is fraught with one-upmanship, personality conflicts, and organizational problems. Harsh Bahuguna is caught out in a storm at Camp 3 and died despite the efforts of the rescue party. The expedition falters after his death, but Whillans and Haston push the SW Face route up to 27,400 feet (8,350 meters) before lack of equipment forces an end to the expedition.

    UK / 102 min

    Surrender to Everest

    Ned Kelly, Anthony Thomas

    • 1971
    • UK
    • 102 min
    Norman Dyhrenfurth leads an expedition with thirty climbers from thirteen different countries including Don Whillans, Dougal Haston, Naomi Uemura, Pierre Mazeaud, and others. This optimistic expedition hopes to simultaneously climb the SW Face and the West Ridge Direct, but is fraught with one-upmanship, personality conflicts, and organizational problems. Harsh Bahuguna is caught out in a storm at Camp 3 and died despite the efforts of the rescue party. The expedition falters after his death, but Whillans and Haston push the SW Face route up to 27,400 feet (8,350 meters) before lack of equipment forces an end to the expedition.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Zima 8250

    Zima 8250

    Jerzy Surdel (1976)

    Zima 8250 is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Lhotse. It was directed by Jerzy Surdel in 1975 and produced by Wytwórnią Filmową TV. It features Andrzej Zawada, Bogdan Jankowski, Zygmunt Andrzej Heinrich, Piotr Jasiński, Jan Koisar, Marek Kowalczyk and others.

    Poland / 32 min

    Zima 8250

    Jerzy Surdel

    • 1976
    • Poland
    • 32 min
    Zima 8250 is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Lhotse. It was directed by Jerzy Surdel in 1975 and produced by Wytwórnią Filmową TV. It features Andrzej Zawada, Bogdan Jankowski, Zygmunt Andrzej Heinrich, Piotr Jasiński, Jan Koisar, Marek Kowalczyk and others.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Lhotse'74

    Lhotse'74

    Jerzy Surdel (1975)

    Lhotse'74 is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Lhotse. It was directed by Jerzy Surdel in 1975 and produced by TVP. It features Andrzej Zawada, Bogdan Jankowski, Zygmunt Andrzej Heinrich, Piotr Jasiński, Jan Koisar, Marek Kowalczyk and others.

    Poland / 120 min

    Lhotse'74

    Jerzy Surdel

    • 1975
    • Poland
    • 120 min
    Lhotse'74 is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Lhotse. It was directed by Jerzy Surdel in 1975 and produced by TVP. It features Andrzej Zawada, Bogdan Jankowski, Zygmunt Andrzej Heinrich, Piotr Jasiński, Jan Koisar, Marek Kowalczyk and others.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Dwóch

    Dwóch

    Jerzy Surdel (1967)

    The theme of the film is the mutual help between two mountaineers, who find themselves isolated during a climb in the high mountains. Filmed as a documentary, the film had the collaboration and participation of mountaineers from the high Tatras mountain club. Directed by Jerzy Surdel, this is the first film of the Trypyk Górski trilogy. The second film of the series, Odwrot, was originally presented at the Trento festival in 1969, where it won the best short film award; 37 years later, it was also awarded at the Banff festival.

    Poland / 11 min

    Dwóch

    Jerzy Surdel

    • 1967
    • Poland
    • 11 min
    The theme of the film is the mutual help between two mountaineers, who find themselves isolated during a climb in the high mountains. Filmed as a documentary, the film had the collaboration and participation of mountaineers from the high Tatras mountain club. Directed by Jerzy Surdel, this is the first film of the Trypyk Górski trilogy. The second film of the series, Odwrot, was originally presented at the Trento festival in 1969, where it won the best short film award; 37 years later, it was also awarded at the Banff festival.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Akcja

    Akcja

    Jerzy Surdel (1972)

    A film crew participates in a mountain rescue on the wall of Kazalnica in the High Tatras, carried out by the GOPR (Tatra Mountain Rescue Group) in February 1972. During the filming, one of the rescuers, Franciszek Spytka, was buried by an avalanche. Fortunately, he could be rescued. Directed by Jerzy Surdel, this is the third film of the Trypyk Górski trilogy. The second film of the series, Odwrot, was originally presented at the Trento festival in 1969, where it won the best short film award; 37 years later, it was also awarded at the Banff festival.

    Poland / 21 min

    Akcja

    Jerzy Surdel

    • 1972
    • Poland
    • 21 min
    A film crew participates in a mountain rescue on the wall of Kazalnica in the High Tatras, carried out by the GOPR (Tatra Mountain Rescue Group) in February 1972. During the filming, one of the rescuers, Franciszek Spytka, was buried by an avalanche. Fortunately, he could be rescued. Directed by Jerzy Surdel, this is the third film of the Trypyk Górski trilogy. The second film of the series, Odwrot, was originally presented at the Trento festival in 1969, where it won the best short film award; 37 years later, it was also awarded at the Banff festival.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Odwrot

    Odwrot

    Jerzy Surdel (1968)

    Two alpinists find themselves in troubles. One of them is hurted and cannot move. His mate abandones him to find some help. We witness the hard and tiring journey of a man who must fight against fear and fatigue in oder to save his friend. A long-forgotten Polish film made in 1967 that was rescued from obscurity by American Alex Bertulis, who found a copy and restored the film. The film was originally presented at the Trento festival, where it won the best short film award in 1969.

    Poland / 20 min

    Odwrot

    Jerzy Surdel

    • 1968
    • Poland
    • 20 min
    Two alpinists find themselves in troubles. One of them is hurted and cannot move. His mate abandones him to find some help. We witness the hard and tiring journey of a man who must fight against fear and fatigue in oder to save his friend. A long-forgotten Polish film made in 1967 that was rescued from obscurity by American Alex Bertulis, who found a copy and restored the film. The film was originally presented at the Trento festival, where it won the best short film award in 1969.

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