Filmography

Luis Trenker

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    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.
  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn Vod

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma (1934)

    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

    Germany / 79 min

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma, Mario Bonnard

    • 1934
    • Germany
    • 79 min
    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Kavaliere im Eis

    Kavaliere im Eis

    Luis Trenker (1954)

    Two different groups of climbers ascend the same mountain through a glacier in the alps. Three young and well-trained men, members of the 'Gruppo Scoiattoli Cortina', make a daring ascent by a difficult route through the ice cracks and seracs. In parallel, a beautiful young woman and a guide ascend by an easier route. On their way down, the three men meet the guide and the woman and help them to recover the woman's backpack, fallen into a crevasse. The action is followed by skiers in a ski lodge and by a veteran climber with binoculars. A short film by Luis Trenker.

    Germany / 11 min

    Kavaliere im Eis

    Luis Trenker

    • 1954
    • Germany
    • 11 min
    Two different groups of climbers ascend the same mountain through a glacier in the alps. Three young and well-trained men, members of the 'Gruppo Scoiattoli Cortina', make a daring ascent by a difficult route through the ice cracks and seracs. In parallel, a beautiful young woman and a guide ascend by an easier route. On their way down, the three men meet the guide and the woman and help them to recover the woman's backpack, fallen into a crevasse. The action is followed by skiers in a ski lodge and by a veteran climber with binoculars. A short film by Luis Trenker.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Luis Trenker - Pionier und Egomane

    Luis Trenker - Pionier und Egomane

    Karin Duregger (2016)

    Even more than 25 years after his death, Luis Trenker is still an icon of the mountains: no one else has ensured such a lasting popularisation of the living environment in the (South) Tyrolean Alps. Whether as a film pioneer or as a TV presenter, he captivated an audience of millions. A gnarly nature boy in a felt hat and a mountaineer's shirt: Luis Trenker, who died in 1990, is still remembered today. In the 1920s and 1930s, the actor, screenwriter and director shaped the young genre of 'mountain film'. His films attracted the masses to the cinema - and at the same time fascinated the dictators of the time, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

    Austria, Germany / 28 min

    Luis Trenker - Pionier und Egomane

    Karin Duregger

    • 2016
    • Austria, Germany
    • 28 min
    Even more than 25 years after his death, Luis Trenker is still an icon of the mountains: no one else has ensured such a lasting popularisation of the living environment in the (South) Tyrolean Alps. Whether as a film pioneer or as a TV presenter, he captivated an audience of millions. A gnarly nature boy in a felt hat and a mountaineer's shirt: Luis Trenker, who died in 1990, is still remembered today. In the 1920s and 1930s, the actor, screenwriter and director shaped the young genre of 'mountain film'. His films attracted the masses to the cinema - and at the same time fascinated the dictators of the time, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Luis Trenker - Ein Mann und seine Legenden

    Luis Trenker - Ein Mann und seine Legenden

    Karin Duregger (2015)

    Even 25 years after his death, Luis Trenker is still an icon of the mountains: no one else has ensured such a lasting popularisation of the living environment in the (South) Tyrolean Alps. Whether as a film pioneer or as a TV presenter, he captivated an audience of millions. A gnarled nature boy in a felt hat and mountaineering shirt: Luis Trenker, who died in 1990, is still remembered today. The new documentary reflects the myth and reveals a differentiated picture of Luis Trenker.

    Austria, Germany / 50 min

    Luis Trenker - Ein Mann und seine Legenden

    Karin Duregger

    • 2015
    • Austria, Germany
    • 50 min
    Even 25 years after his death, Luis Trenker is still an icon of the mountains: no one else has ensured such a lasting popularisation of the living environment in the (South) Tyrolean Alps. Whether as a film pioneer or as a TV presenter, he captivated an audience of millions. A gnarled nature boy in a felt hat and mountaineering shirt: Luis Trenker, who died in 1990, is still remembered today. The new documentary reflects the myth and reveals a differentiated picture of Luis Trenker.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Das Matterhorn - Vom Mythos zur Marke

    Das Matterhorn - Vom Mythos zur Marke

    Gerald Salmina (2015)

    On 14 July 1865 the Matterhorn was first climbed. Bergwelten takes this event as an opportunity to take a look at the most exciting events on the most famous mountain in the Alps. From the first summit ascent, the first ascent of the north face in 1931 and the legendary winter solo entrance of the Italian Walter Bonatti in 1965, to the unique achievements of today's mountaineers. The film impresses with spectacular climbing shots and unique shots of the film work in the wall. And it accompanies people whose lives are inseparably linked to the unique mountain on the Swiss-Italian border. The Zermatt mountain guide Michi Lerjen grew up on the Swiss side of the mountain. Hervé Barmasse, on the other hand, comes from the Italian side - as a scion of a mountain guide family, he knows the Matterhorn better than anyone else.

    Austria / 50 min

    Das Matterhorn - Vom Mythos zur Marke

    Gerald Salmina

    • 2015
    • Austria
    • 50 min
    On 14 July 1865 the Matterhorn was first climbed. Bergwelten takes this event as an opportunity to take a look at the most exciting events on the most famous mountain in the Alps. From the first summit ascent, the first ascent of the north face in 1931 and the legendary winter solo entrance of the Italian Walter Bonatti in 1965, to the unique achievements of today's mountaineers. The film impresses with spectacular climbing shots and unique shots of the film work in the wall. And it accompanies people whose lives are inseparably linked to the unique mountain on the Swiss-Italian border. The Zermatt mountain guide Michi Lerjen grew up on the Swiss side of the mountain. Hervé Barmasse, on the other hand, comes from the Italian side - as a scion of a mountain guide family, he knows the Matterhorn better than anyone else.

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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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  • 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 / 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 / Historical

    Climbing for the Fatherland Vod

    Climbing for the Fatherland

    Kevin Sim (2001)

    Climbing for the Fatherland is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Eiger. It was directed by Kevin Sim in 2001 and produced by Chameleon Productions. It features Stefan König, Reinhold Messner, Heinrich Harrer, Heinz Zak, Scott Muir, Luis Trenker and others.

    UK / 51 min

    Climbing for the Fatherland

    Kevin Sim

    • 2001
    • UK
    • 51 min
    Climbing for the Fatherland is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Eiger. It was directed by Kevin Sim in 2001 and produced by Chameleon Productions. It features Stefan König, Reinhold Messner, Heinrich Harrer, Heinz Zak, Scott Muir, Luis Trenker and others.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Historical

    Matterhorn - Das letzte Wort hat der Berg DVD

    Matterhorn - Das letzte Wort hat der Berg

    Jochen Hemmleb (2012)

    Matterhorn - Das letzte Wort hat der Berg is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Gerald Salmina in 2012 and produced by Bluebird Film. It is a part of the series Bergwelten. It features Michael Demjen-Lerjen, Jorge Ackermann, Simon Kehrer, Ueli Steck, Alessandro Gogna, Catherine Destivelle and others.

    Austria / 53 min

    Matterhorn - Das letzte Wort hat der Berg

    Jochen Hemmleb, Gerald Salmina

    • 2012
    • Austria
    • 53 min
    Matterhorn - Das letzte Wort hat der Berg is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Gerald Salmina in 2012 and produced by Bluebird Film. It is a part of the series Bergwelten. It features Michael Demjen-Lerjen, Jorge Ackermann, Simon Kehrer, Ueli Steck, Alessandro Gogna, Catherine Destivelle and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Matterhorn

    Matterhorn

    Jochen Hemmleb (2013)

    Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Gerald Salmina in 2013 and produced by Bluebird Film. It is a part of the series Die dunkle seite der Alpen (5/6). It features Michael Demjen-Lerjen, Jorge Ackermann, Simon Kehrer, Ueli Steck, Alessandro Gogna, Catherine Destivelle and others.

    Austria / 43 min

    Matterhorn

    Jochen Hemmleb, Gerald Salmina

    • 2013
    • Austria
    • 43 min
    Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Gerald Salmina in 2013 and produced by Bluebird Film. It is a part of the series Die dunkle seite der Alpen (5/6). It features Michael Demjen-Lerjen, Jorge Ackermann, Simon Kehrer, Ueli Steck, Alessandro Gogna, Catherine Destivelle and others.

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