Filmography

Leni Riefenstahl

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    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü DVD

    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü

    Arnold Fanck (1929)

    A young couple go climbing in the mountains on their honeymoon. She gets lilled in an accident, and he, inconsolable, wanders the mountains for years without her. Another couple come to the same mountains some years after. They meet him and ask him to be their guide. Disaster strikes yet again. A frozen mountain landscape si the setting for some of the most spectacular film shots of the era which have not been surpassed eve with today’s technology.

    Germany / 150 min

    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü

    Arnold Fanck, Georg Wilhelm Pabst

    • 1929
    • Germany
    • 150 min
    A young couple go climbing in the mountains on their honeymoon. She gets lilled in an accident, and he, inconsolable, wanders the mountains for years without her. Another couple come to the same mountains some years after. They meet him and ask him to be their guide. Disaster strikes yet again. A frozen mountain landscape si the setting for some of the most spectacular film shots of the era which have not been surpassed eve with today’s technology.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Auf schmalem Grat

    Auf schmalem Grat

    Steffi Illinger (2009)

    This portrait of Luis Trenker depicts the ups and downs of a long journey through life, the difficult balance between Hitler and Mussolini, between adaptation and resistance, between contemporary tastes and cinematic art. Trenker's career is a piece of film history and at the same time reflects the history of South Tyrol in the 20th century. As a mountain fanatic and outdoorsman, as a charming chat-maker and crowd favorite, he will be unforgettable: Luis Trenker. Little is known that he was one of the pioneers of mountain films and that his life was closely interwoven with the political ups and downs in his home region of South Tyrol.

    Germany / 44 min

    Auf schmalem Grat

    Steffi Illinger

    • 2009
    • Germany
    • 44 min
    This portrait of Luis Trenker depicts the ups and downs of a long journey through life, the difficult balance between Hitler and Mussolini, between adaptation and resistance, between contemporary tastes and cinematic art. Trenker's career is a piece of film history and at the same time reflects the history of South Tyrol in the 20th century. As a mountain fanatic and outdoorsman, as a charming chat-maker and crowd favorite, he will be unforgettable: Luis Trenker. Little is known that he was one of the pioneers of mountain films and that his life was closely interwoven with the political ups and downs in his home region of South Tyrol.
  • 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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  • Drama / Biographical

    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit Vod

    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit

    Wolfgang Murnberger (2015)

    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Wolfgang Murnberger in 2015 and produced by Roxy Film. It features Marc Benjamin, Rouven Blessing, J. David Hinze, Brigitte Hobmeier, Tobias Moretti, Franco Moscon and others.

    Austria, Germany / 90 min

    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit

    Wolfgang Murnberger

    • 2015
    • Austria, Germany
    • 90 min
    Luis Trenker - Der schmale grat der wahrheit is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Wolfgang Murnberger in 2015 and produced by Roxy Film. It features Marc Benjamin, Rouven Blessing, J. David Hinze, Brigitte Hobmeier, Tobias Moretti, Franco Moscon and others.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Wer war Arnold Fanck? DVD

    Wer war Arnold Fanck?

    Hans-Jürgen Panitz (1989)

    Wer war Arnold Fanck? is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc and Piz Palü. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 1989 and produced by Omega Film. It features Arnold Fanck Jr..

    Germany / 94 min

    Wer war Arnold Fanck?

    Hans-Jürgen Panitz

    • 1989
    • Germany
    • 94 min
    Wer war Arnold Fanck? is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc and Piz Palü. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 1989 and produced by Omega Film. It features Arnold Fanck Jr..

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    In eis und schnee DVD

    In eis und schnee

    Hans-Jürgen Panitz (1997)

    In eis und schnee is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc and Piz Palü. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 1997 and produced by Omega Film. It features Arnold Fanck Jr..

    Germany / 47 min

    In eis und schnee

    Hans-Jürgen Panitz

    • 1997
    • Germany
    • 47 min
    In eis und schnee is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc and Piz Palü. It was directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz in 1997 and produced by Omega Film. It features Arnold Fanck Jr..

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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 / Biographical

    Zum dritten pol DVD

    Zum dritten pol

    Jürgen Czwienk (2008)

    Norman Dyhrenfurth, 90, tells for the first time the extraordinary story of his parents, husband and wife mountaineers and filmmakers Hettie and Günter Dyhrenfurth, and their 1930s expeditions to the Himalayas (Kanchenjunga, Hidden Peak). These family expeditions equalled those of their state-sponsored Nazi rivals and beat them in setting world climbing records. In doing so, the Dyhrenfurths took the first moving pictures at high altitude. Norman himself put the first Americans on top of Mount Everest in 1963 and led the first traverse of an 8000-metre peak. Through engaging interviews, Chris Bonington and Reinhold Messner put the Dyhrenfurth expeditions into contemporary context and convey an intense compassion for the heroic achievements and tragic failures of this family.

    Germany / 87 min

    Zum dritten pol

    Jürgen Czwienk, Andreas Nickel

    • 2008
    • Germany
    • 87 min
    Norman Dyhrenfurth, 90, tells for the first time the extraordinary story of his parents, husband and wife mountaineers and filmmakers Hettie and Günter Dyhrenfurth, and their 1930s expeditions to the Himalayas (Kanchenjunga, Hidden Peak). These family expeditions equalled those of their state-sponsored Nazi rivals and beat them in setting world climbing records. In doing so, the Dyhrenfurths took the first moving pictures at high altitude. Norman himself put the first Americans on top of Mount Everest in 1963 and led the first traverse of an 8000-metre peak. Through engaging interviews, Chris Bonington and Reinhold Messner put the Dyhrenfurth expeditions into contemporary context and convey an intense compassion for the heroic achievements and tragic failures of this family.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Drama am gipfel Vod

    Drama am gipfel

    Tilman Achtnich (2013)

    Drama am gipfel is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Piz Palü and Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Achtnich in 2013 and produced by SWR. It features Harald Krassnitzer, Matthias Fanck, Richi Lehner, Christian Riml, Willy Bogner, Hans-Jürgen Panitz and others.

    Germany / 90 min

    Drama am gipfel

    Tilman Achtnich, Claus Hanischdörfer

    • 2013
    • Germany
    • 90 min
    Drama am gipfel is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Piz Palü and Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Achtnich in 2013 and produced by SWR. It features Harald Krassnitzer, Matthias Fanck, Richi Lehner, Christian Riml, Willy Bogner, Hans-Jürgen Panitz and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Der Wettkampf

    Der Wettkampf

    Florian Hartung (2003)

    Der wettkampf is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Nanga Parbat and Everest. It was directed by Florian Hartung in 2003 and produced by Februrar Film. It is a part of the series Weisse hölle Himalaja (2/2). It features Heiner Geissler, Ashraf Aman, Edmund Hillary, Hajo Netzer, Reinhold Messner, Kurt Diemberger and others.

    Germany / 44 min

    Der Wettkampf

    Florian Hartung, Christian Deick

    • 2003
    • Germany
    • 44 min
    Der wettkampf is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Nanga Parbat and Everest. It was directed by Florian Hartung in 2003 and produced by Februrar Film. It is a part of the series Weisse hölle Himalaja (2/2). It features Heiner Geissler, Ashraf Aman, Edmund Hillary, Hajo Netzer, Reinhold Messner, Kurt Diemberger and others.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Die Macht der Bilder - Leni Riefenstahl DVD

    Die Macht der Bilder - Leni Riefenstahl

    Ray Müller (1993)

    The controversial mountain film maker looks back on her life, her climbs, her loves and her connections with the Nazis. Leni Riefenstahl at the age of 90 goes back to the places throughout the world where her career lead her: the Italian and Swiss Alps, the Maldives, Japan, the USA and the Nazi centres of Nuremburg and Berlin. She answers questions openly about all the issues which have made her such a controversial character, loved and hated, condemned and admired at the same time. Her remarkable films made in the 1930s with the Luis Trenker and Arnold Franck brought the Bergfilm genre to the attention of the world.

    Belgium, France, Germany, UK / 180 min

    Die Macht der Bilder - Leni Riefenstahl

    Ray Müller

    • 1993
    • Belgium, France, Germany, UK
    • 180 min
    The controversial mountain film maker looks back on her life, her climbs, her loves and her connections with the Nazis. Leni Riefenstahl at the age of 90 goes back to the places throughout the world where her career lead her: the Italian and Swiss Alps, the Maldives, Japan, the USA and the Nazi centres of Nuremburg and Berlin. She answers questions openly about all the issues which have made her such a controversial character, loved and hated, condemned and admired at the same time. Her remarkable films made in the 1930s with the Luis Trenker and Arnold Franck brought the Bergfilm genre to the attention of the world.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der heilige Berg DVD

    Der heilige Berg

    Arnold Fanck (1926)

    Two friends fall in love with the dancer Diotima. While climbing in the mountains, they got into a fight and the younger man falls over a ledge. The older it can just hold still, but no longer pull. A snow storm draws on, and the older friend sees a hallucination and Diotima in a world of ice in front of an altar occur. He wants to go on it, but it actually crashes and his friend to death. Organised by Diotima rescue team comes too late.

    Germany / 106 min

    Der heilige Berg

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1926
    • Germany
    • 106 min
    Two friends fall in love with the dancer Diotima. While climbing in the mountains, they got into a fight and the younger man falls over a ledge. The older it can just hold still, but no longer pull. A snow storm draws on, and the older friend sees a hallucination and Diotima in a world of ice in front of an altar occur. He wants to go on it, but it actually crashes and his friend to death. Organised by Diotima rescue team comes too late.

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