Filmography

Louis Lachenal

12 films

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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

    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

    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

    La conquête de l'inutile

    La conquête de l'inutile

    (1980)

    La conquête de l'inutile is a documentary about alpinism. It was produced in 1980 by Antenne 2. It is a part of the series Carnets de l'aventure. It features Maurice Herzog, Louis Lachenal, Lionel Terray, Gaston Rébuffat, Jean Couzy, Marcel Schatz and others.

    France / 26 min

    La conquête de l'inutile


    • 1980
    • France
    • 26 min
    La conquête de l'inutile is a documentary about alpinism. It was produced in 1980 by Antenne 2. It is a part of the series Carnets de l'aventure. It features Maurice Herzog, Louis Lachenal, Lionel Terray, Gaston Rébuffat, Jean Couzy, Marcel Schatz and others.
  • Documentary / Historical

    Grandes epopeyas en el Himalaya - Annapurna

    Grandes epopeyas en el Himalaya - Annapurna

    Fernando Guerra (2000)

    Grandes epopeyas en el Himalaya - Annapurna is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Annapurna. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2000 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series De cero a 8000. It features Maurice Herzog, Marianne Terray, Juanito Oiarzabal, Claude Marin, Louis Lachenal, Lionel Terray and others.

    Spain / 26 min

    Grandes epopeyas en el Himalaya - Annapurna

    Fernando Guerra, Javier Ortega, Sebastián Álvaro

    • 2000
    • Spain
    • 26 min
    Grandes epopeyas en el Himalaya - Annapurna is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Annapurna. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2000 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series De cero a 8000. It features Maurice Herzog, Marianne Terray, Juanito Oiarzabal, Claude Marin, Louis Lachenal, Lionel Terray and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    La aventura en el siglo XX

    La aventura en el siglo XX

    Sebastián Álvaro (2000)

    La aventura en el siglo XX is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Nanga Parbat and Matterhorn. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2000 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Maurice Herzog, John Hunt, Ardito Desio, Reinhold Messner, Edmund Hillary, Andrew Irvine and others.

    Spain / 57 min

    La aventura en el siglo XX

    Sebastián Álvaro, Javier Montequi

    • 2000
    • Spain
    • 57 min
    La aventura en el siglo XX is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Nanga Parbat and Matterhorn. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2000 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Maurice Herzog, John Hunt, Ardito Desio, Reinhold Messner, Edmund Hillary, Andrew Irvine and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    El sentimiento de la montaña DVD

    El sentimiento de la montaña

    Sebastián Álvaro (2002)

    El sentimiento de la montaña is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Everest. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2002 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Sebastián Álvaro, Juanito Oiarzabal, Eduardo Martínez de Pisón, Ferran Latorre, Juanjo San Sebastián, Reinhold Messner and others.

    Spain / 63 min

    El sentimiento de la montaña

    Sebastián Álvaro

    • 2002
    • Spain
    • 63 min
    El sentimiento de la montaña is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn and Everest. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2002 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Sebastián Álvaro, Juanito Oiarzabal, Eduardo Martínez de Pisón, Ferran Latorre, Juanjo San Sebastián, Reinhold Messner and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Annapurna

    Javier Montequi (2000)

    Annapurna is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Annapurna. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2000 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Juanito Oiarzabal, Juan Vallejo, Ferran Latorre, Eneko Pou, Maurice Herzog, Claude Marin and others.

    Spain / 55 min

    Annapurna

    Javier Montequi, Sebastián Álvaro

    • 2000
    • Spain
    • 55 min
    Annapurna is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Annapurna. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 2000 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Juanito Oiarzabal, Juan Vallejo, Ferran Latorre, Eneko Pou, Maurice Herzog, Claude Marin and others.

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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 / 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 / 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 / Expedition Journal

    Victoire sur l'Annapurna DVD

    Victoire sur l'Annapurna

    Marcel Ichac (1953)

    Record of the French Himalayan Expedition that climbed the first 8000 ever ascended: Annapurna in 1950. The expedition, led by Maurice Herzog, was composed of some of the finest mountaineers at the time (Louis Lachenal, Gaston Rébuffat, and Lionel Terray). Lachenal and Herzog reached the summit without the use of supplementary oxygen. The film is an epic adventure filmed in difficult conditions. It also shows the dramatic way back under the monsoon with Herzog and Lachenal unable to walk because of severe frostbite in hands and feets. The documentary was released in France 1953 only 8 weeks before Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest.

    France / 56 min

    Victoire sur l'Annapurna

    Marcel Ichac

    • 1953
    • France
    • 56 min
    Record of the French Himalayan Expedition that climbed the first 8000 ever ascended: Annapurna in 1950. The expedition, led by Maurice Herzog, was composed of some of the finest mountaineers at the time (Louis Lachenal, Gaston Rébuffat, and Lionel Terray). Lachenal and Herzog reached the summit without the use of supplementary oxygen. The film is an epic adventure filmed in difficult conditions. It also shows the dramatic way back under the monsoon with Herzog and Lachenal unable to walk because of severe frostbite in hands and feets. The documentary was released in France 1953 only 8 weeks before Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest.

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