Filmography

Maurice Herzog

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    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 / Expedition Journal

    Nanga, la reina de las montañas

    Nanga, la reina de las montañas

    Sebastián Álvaro (1993)

    Nanga, la reina de las montañas is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Nanga Parbat. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 1993 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Ramón Portilla, Antonio Trabado, José Mª González, Manuel Cardero, Pedro J. San Ramón, Pedro Miguel Sánchez and others.

    Spain / 27 min

    Nanga, la reina de las montañas

    Sebastián Álvaro

    • 1993
    • Spain
    • 27 min
    Nanga, la reina de las montañas is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Nanga Parbat. It was directed by Sebastián Álvaro in 1993 and produced by RTVE. It is a part of the series Al filo de lo imposible. It features Ramón Portilla, Antonio Trabado, José Mª González, Manuel Cardero, Pedro J. San Ramón, Pedro Miguel Sánchez and others.

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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 / Live Broadcast

    Sagarmatha 88 - Direct à l'Everest

    Sagarmatha 88 - Direct à l'Everest

    Hervé Nicolas (1988)

    480 minutes of absolute live broadcast on French Television during the ascent of Everest of the French expedition Sagarmatha 88. The first live broadcast of an Everest ascent. The program showed images on the progress of mountaineers, the Sherpa country, Nepalese sites and the technical and human resources used for this great adventure. The team, led by Serge Koenig could not provide live images from the top of the mountain as their television camera failed, but they succeed in making a live audio transmission from the summit.

    France / 480 min

    Sagarmatha 88 - Direct à l'Everest

    Sagarmatha 88 - Direct à l'Everest

    Hervé Nicolas, Pierre Rossolin

    • 1988
    • France
    • 480 min
    480 minutes of absolute live broadcast on French Television during the ascent of Everest of the French expedition Sagarmatha 88. The first live broadcast of an Everest ascent. The program showed images on the progress of mountaineers, the Sherpa country, Nepalese sites and the technical and human resources used for this great adventure. The team, led by Serge Koenig could not provide live images from the top of the mountain as their television camera failed, but they succeed in making a live audio transmission from the summit.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Quand les alpinistes font leur cinéma

    Quand les alpinistes font leur cinéma

    Claude Francillon (2000)

    Many mountaineers in the course of their activity have used cameras and films to let us participate through images in their adventures and emotions. Many of them have become true film professionals: Lionel Terray, Marcel Ichac, Renè Vernadet, Jean Afanasieff, Pierre Royer, Denis Ducroz, Kurt Diemberg and many others are among the so-called conquerors of the mountain image. The film describes the passion of these men in the highest mountains on earth...behind the lens.

    France / 47 min

    Quand les alpinistes font leur cinéma

    Claude Francillon

    • 2000
    • France
    • 47 min
    Many mountaineers in the course of their activity have used cameras and films to let us participate through images in their adventures and emotions. Many of them have become true film professionals: Lionel Terray, Marcel Ichac, Renè Vernadet, Jean Afanasieff, Pierre Royer, Denis Ducroz, Kurt Diemberg and many others are among the so-called conquerors of the mountain image. The film describes the passion of these men in the highest mountains on earth...behind the lens.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Sagarmatha 88

    Sagarmatha 88

    Hervé Nicolas (1988)

    Everest Ascent and Tragedy. A French expedition of Chamonix guides was led by Serge Koenig and composed of Denis Ducroz, Hervé Thivièrge, Alain Payot, Jean-Paul Chassagne, Marc Galy, Daniel Audibert and Jean-Paul Balmat. They had hoped to broadcast for television from the summit. On October 12, Koenig and Lhakpa Sherpa left the South Col and arrived on top at 1:30 P.M. Their television camera failed and so they left it on the summit for a second try later. On the descent they met Galy and Lhakpa’s brother Pasang Temba. Some time later, Galy descended to the South Col, figuring it too risky to continue.

    France / 52 min

    Sagarmatha 88

    Hervé Nicolas, Pierre Rossolin

    • 1988
    • France
    • 52 min
    Everest Ascent and Tragedy. A French expedition of Chamonix guides was led by Serge Koenig and composed of Denis Ducroz, Hervé Thivièrge, Alain Payot, Jean-Paul Chassagne, Marc Galy, Daniel Audibert and Jean-Paul Balmat. They had hoped to broadcast for television from the summit. On October 12, Koenig and Lhakpa Sherpa left the South Col and arrived on top at 1:30 P.M. Their television camera failed and so they left it on the summit for a second try later. On the descent they met Galy and Lhakpa’s brother Pasang Temba. Some time later, Galy descended to the South Col, figuring it too risky to continue.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Gary Hemming Vod

    Gary Hemming

    Jean Afanassieff (1996)

    he American Alpine climber Gary Hemming was a figure of the 60’s. The story of this out-of-the-common character is closely linked to that of the mountain rescue in Les Drus in 1966, in the mont Blanc range, a rescue he took the initiative for. The press fell on the event and raised Gary Hemming to the status of a national hero. All the papers show on the front page this big young man who looks like a 'beatnik' dressed all anyhow, with a wide smile and long fair hair. From then on, he is nicknamed the beatnik of the summits. In Chamonix he is already known. Gary landed in France in 1960 and while preparing a university degree in Grenoble, he devotes himself to his passion: climbing.

    France / 25 min

    Gary Hemming

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1996
    • France
    • 25 min
    he American Alpine climber Gary Hemming was a figure of the 60’s. The story of this out-of-the-common character is closely linked to that of the mountain rescue in Les Drus in 1966, in the mont Blanc range, a rescue he took the initiative for. The press fell on the event and raised Gary Hemming to the status of a national hero. All the papers show on the front page this big young man who looks like a 'beatnik' dressed all anyhow, with a wide smile and long fair hair. From then on, he is nicknamed the beatnik of the summits. In Chamonix he is already known. Gary landed in France in 1960 and while preparing a university degree in Grenoble, he devotes himself to his passion: climbing.

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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 / Portrait

    Le Baladeur DVD

    Le Baladeur

    Jean-Michel Rodrigo (2008)

    Portrait of french climber Guido Magnone. Originally born in Italy, Magnone arrives in France at the age of three. After studying art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he discovered the mountain and quickly became one of the best climbers of his generation. He made prestigious conquests such as the western face of the Drus in the Alps, the first climbs of Fitz Roy in Patagonia with Lionel Terray or Makalu in the Himalayas. He also undertakes many expeditions in the Caucasus, the Rockies ... Magnone also participated in the creation of UCPA (Union des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air)and was president of the Groupe de Haute Montagne from 1961 to 1965.

    France / 48 min

    Le Baladeur

    Jean-Michel Rodrigo, Marina Paugam

    • 2008
    • France
    • 48 min
    Portrait of french climber Guido Magnone. Originally born in Italy, Magnone arrives in France at the age of three. After studying art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he discovered the mountain and quickly became one of the best climbers of his generation. He made prestigious conquests such as the western face of the Drus in the Alps, the first climbs of Fitz Roy in Patagonia with Lionel Terray or Makalu in the Himalayas. He also undertakes many expeditions in the Caucasus, the Rockies ... Magnone also participated in the creation of UCPA (Union des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air)and was president of the Groupe de Haute Montagne from 1961 to 1965.

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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

    Montagnes maudites

    Montagnes maudites

    Maurice Herzog (1981)

    Montagnes maudites is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in K2 and Nanga Parbat. It was directed by Daniel Costelle in 1981 and produced by TF1. It is a part of the series Les grandes aventures de l'Himalaya (3/6). It features Charles Houston, Maurice Herzog, Reinhold Messner, Achille Compagnoni, Karl Maria Herrligkoffer, Nicolas Jaeger and others.

    France / 52 min

    Montagnes maudites

    Maurice Herzog, Daniel Costelle

    • 1981
    • France
    • 52 min
    Montagnes maudites is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in K2 and Nanga Parbat. It was directed by Daniel Costelle in 1981 and produced by TF1. It is a part of the series Les grandes aventures de l'Himalaya (3/6). It features Charles Houston, Maurice Herzog, Reinhold Messner, Achille Compagnoni, Karl Maria Herrligkoffer, Nicolas Jaeger and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Les voies les plus dures

    Les voies les plus dures

    Daniel Costelle (1981)

    Les voies les plus dures is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Makalu and Dhaulagiri. It was directed by Daniel Costelle in 1981 and produced by TF1. It is a part of the series Les grandes aventures de l'Himalaya (4/6). It features Yannick Seigneur, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tenzing Norgay and Max Eiselin.

    France / 52 min

    Les voies les plus dures

    Daniel Costelle, Maurice Herzog

    • 1981
    • France
    • 52 min
    Les voies les plus dures is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Makalu and Dhaulagiri. It was directed by Daniel Costelle in 1981 and produced by TF1. It is a part of the series Les grandes aventures de l'Himalaya (4/6). It features Yannick Seigneur, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tenzing Norgay and Max Eiselin.

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