Filmography

Luis Trenker

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The misfit and the Matterhorn

    Mick Conefrey (2001)

    Edward Whymper's relentless siege of the Matterhorn in 1865 ended in controversy when four of his companions plunged to their deaths an hour after leaving the summit... The documentary is the second episode of 'Mountain men', a British documentary series looking at the achievements of pioneering mountaineers. The series, accompanied by unique archival materials, detailed maps, and photographs, invites us to follow in the footsteps of these fearless explorers, and tells us their stories with all the romance and audacity, bravado and suffering, courage and miscalculation intact.

    UK / 50 min

    The misfit and the Matterhorn

    Mick Conefrey

    • 2001
    • UK
    • 50 min
    Edward Whymper's relentless siege of the Matterhorn in 1865 ended in controversy when four of his companions plunged to their deaths an hour after leaving the summit... The documentary is the second episode of 'Mountain men', a British documentary series looking at the achievements of pioneering mountaineers. The series, accompanied by unique archival materials, detailed maps, and photographs, invites us to follow in the footsteps of these fearless explorers, and tells us their stories with all the romance and audacity, bravado and suffering, courage and miscalculation intact.

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  • Drama / Thriller

    Les chevaliers de la montagne

    Les chevaliers de la montagne

    Mario Bonnard (1930)

    The mountain guide and ski instructor Hans Turri has been hired by the tourist Gregory Milacz to make a route in the mountains. Both are caught by a storm, so while Milacz is waiting at the Concordia Hut, Turri returns to the valley again. On the way back, Milacz has disappeared. Suspicions turn against Turri as a murder suspect for the jealousy he might have for the beautiful Mary Dulac. To get rid of the accusation of murder, Turri sets out to find Milacs. French version of the film ‘Der sohn der weissen berge’, shot the same year by the same team but with different actors.

    France / 70 min

    Les chevaliers de la montagne

    Les chevaliers de la montagne

    Mario Bonnard

    • 1930
    • France
    • 70 min
    The mountain guide and ski instructor Hans Turri has been hired by the tourist Gregory Milacz to make a route in the mountains. Both are caught by a storm, so while Milacz is waiting at the Concordia Hut, Turri returns to the valley again. On the way back, Milacz has disappeared. Suspicions turn against Turri as a murder suspect for the jealousy he might have for the beautiful Mary Dulac. To get rid of the accusation of murder, Turri sets out to find Milacs. French version of the film ‘Der sohn der weissen berge’, shot the same year by the same team but with different actors.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Berg des Schicksals

    Der Berg des Schicksals

    Arnold Fanck (1924)

    After a mountaineer is killed attempting to climb a difficult mountain, his son dreams of conquering the peak that has defeated his father. But his mother makes him promise never to attempt it. Events eventually force her to release him from the promise, and he ascends the mountain successfully.

    Germany / 87 min

    Der Berg des Schicksals

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1924
    • Germany
    • 87 min
    After a mountaineer is killed attempting to climb a difficult mountain, his son dreams of conquering the peak that has defeated his father. But his mother makes him promise never to attempt it. Events eventually force her to release him from the promise, and he ascends the mountain successfully.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Von der Liebe besiegt DVD

    Von der Liebe besiegt

    Luis Trenker (1956)

    Mario Claris is the successful co-owner of an engineering firm in Zurich. That makes it even harder for the reliable man to hear, that a bridge designed by him collapsed and took 43 men to their deaths. Mario’s feeling of guilt is so strong, that he decides to commit suicide in the mountains. A shepherd thwarts his plans, however. And through the love of Angela, the daughter of a country doctor caring for him, he finds his way back to life.

    Germany / 93 min

    Von der Liebe besiegt

    Luis Trenker

    • 1956
    • Germany
    • 93 min
    Mario Claris is the successful co-owner of an engineering firm in Zurich. That makes it even harder for the reliable man to hear, that a bridge designed by him collapsed and took 43 men to their deaths. Mario’s feeling of guilt is so strong, that he decides to commit suicide in the mountains. A shepherd thwarts his plans, however. And through the love of Angela, the daughter of a country doctor caring for him, he finds his way back to life.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Berg ruft Vod

    Der Berg ruft

    Luis Trenker (1938)

    During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. There is another version of the film titled The Challenge, shot the same year in English.

    Germany / 95 min

    Der Berg ruft

    Luis Trenker

    • 1938
    • Germany
    • 95 min
    During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. There is another version of the film titled The Challenge, shot the same year in English.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    The Challenge DVD

    The Challenge

    Milton Rosmer (1938)

    During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. There is another version of the film titled Der Berg Ruft, shot the same year in German.

    UK / 76 min

    The Challenge

    Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker

    • 1938
    • UK
    • 76 min
    During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. There is another version of the film titled Der Berg Ruft, shot the same year in German.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Flucht in die Dolomiten Vod

    Flucht in die Dolomiten

    Luis Trenker (1955)

    Giovanni Testa lives with his wife Teresa and their two children in a village on the shores of Lake Garda. He has a shipyard where he builds boats, but he goes through economic problems, so he goes to his brother Enzo, who is rich, to ask for a loan. Enzo is murdered and Giovanni is accused since Enzo had denied him the loan. Giovanni flees to the mountains and adopts a false identity.

    Germany, Italy / 87 min

    Flucht in die Dolomiten

    Luis Trenker

    • 1955
    • Germany, Italy
    • 87 min
    Giovanni Testa lives with his wife Teresa and their two children in a village on the shores of Lake Garda. He has a shipyard where he builds boats, but he goes through economic problems, so he goes to his brother Enzo, who is rich, to ask for a loan. Enzo is murdered and Giovanni is accused since Enzo had denied him the loan. Giovanni flees to the mountains and adopts a false identity.

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  • Drama / Thriller

    Duell in den Bergen DVD

    Duell in den Bergen

    Luis Trenker (1950)

    Two customs officers are shot dead by a smuggler gang. The Italian police puts Mauri and Berti on the case, which quickly gain the confidence of Stefan, who is in contact with the smugglers. Stefan's niece Sandra falls in love with Berti and makes Beppo, another smuggler - whom she is promised - jealous. Stefan does not want to have anything to do with the smugglers, but he is forced to go again. Berti and Mauri are capturing the gang step by step. But Beppo can flee and warn Stefan. In the mountains it comes to the last fight.

    Germany, Italy / 95 min

    Duell in den Bergen

    Luis Trenker

    • 1950
    • Germany, Italy
    • 95 min
    Two customs officers are shot dead by a smuggler gang. The Italian police puts Mauri and Berti on the case, which quickly gain the confidence of Stefan, who is in contact with the smugglers. Stefan's niece Sandra falls in love with Berti and makes Beppo, another smuggler - whom she is promised - jealous. Stefan does not want to have anything to do with the smugglers, but he is forced to go again. Berti and Mauri are capturing the gang step by step. But Beppo can flee and warn Stefan. In the mountains it comes to the last fight.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Im Banne des Monte Miracolo DVD

    Im Banne des Monte Miracolo

    Luis Trenker (1945)

    An engineer struggles with his rival to receive the order to carry out an important construction in the Valle d'Aosta. Both opponents embark on a competitive alpine challenge, with the intention of being able to eliminate the opponent at the minimum opportunity. After an unfortunate accident, one of the two disappears.

    Austria, Italy / 75 min

    Im Banne des Monte Miracolo

    Luis Trenker

    • 1945
    • Austria, Italy
    • 75 min
    An engineer struggles with his rival to receive the order to carry out an important construction in the Valle d'Aosta. Both opponents embark on a competitive alpine challenge, with the intention of being able to eliminate the opponent at the minimum opportunity. After an unfortunate accident, one of the two disappears.

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  • Drama / War

    Berge in flammen Vod

    Berge in flammen

    Luis Trenker (1931)

    Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian mountain guides take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides in the same area in the Dolomites, fighting to conquer the same high pass (Col Alto). When the war is over, they meet again. Their friendship has survived the war. There are two other versions of the film. One was shot in french the same year as the original (Les monts en flammes). The other, shot in english the year after, was produced by the american Universal Pictures (The doomed battalion). Both uses scenes from the original german version.

    France, Germany / 109 min

    Berge in flammen

    Luis Trenker, Karl Hartl

    • 1931
    • France, Germany
    • 109 min
    Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian mountain guides take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides in the same area in the Dolomites, fighting to conquer the same high pass (Col Alto). When the war is over, they meet again. Their friendship has survived the war. There are two other versions of the film. One was shot in french the same year as the original (Les monts en flammes). The other, shot in english the year after, was produced by the american Universal Pictures (The doomed battalion). Both uses scenes from the original german version.

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  • Drama / War

    The doomed battalion

    The doomed battalion

    Cyril Gardner (1932)

    Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian mountain guides take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides in the same area in the Dolomites, fighting to conquer the same high pass (Col Alto). When the war is over, they meet again. Their friendship has survived the war. American version of the film Berge in flammen. It uses some scenes from the original German-French version. There is a third version of the film titled Les monts en flammes, shot the same year in French.

    USA / 81 min

    The doomed battalion

    Cyril Gardner

    • 1932
    • USA
    • 81 min
    Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian mountain guides take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides in the same area in the Dolomites, fighting to conquer the same high pass (Col Alto). When the war is over, they meet again. Their friendship has survived the war. American version of the film Berge in flammen. It uses some scenes from the original German-French version. There is a third version of the film titled Les monts en flammes, shot the same year in French.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn Vod

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Mario Bonnard (1928)

    During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.

    Germany / 82 min

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Mario Bonnard, Nunzio Malasomma

    • 1928
    • Germany
    • 82 min
    During an early, unsuccessful attempt at climbing the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper finds himself rescued by an italian guide, Jean Antoine Carrel. The two men quickly build a friendship and agree to reach the peak together. However, local villagers ploto to divide the alliance of Whymper and Carrel and both men join rival teams as they set out in a race to conquer the mountain. A mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel and inspired in the dramatic true story of Edward Whymper, who led the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.

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    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on demand

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