Filmography

Reinhold Messner

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    Valle della Luce

    Valle della Luce

    Alberto Beltrami (2020)

    Eighty-seven years after the first mountaineering ascent in Valle della Sarca, the film offers an overview of the climbing history of rock faces in the valley, which today attract enthusiasts from all over the world. The narration is entrusted to climbing scenes and interviews with key figures, set against the backdrop of stunning scenery. It is the story of a training ground combining two currents, mountaineering and sports climbing, seeking sometimes equilibrium and sometimes extreme experiences.

    Italy / 48 min

    Valle della Luce

    Alberto Beltrami, Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami

    • 2020
    • Italy
    • 48 min
    Eighty-seven years after the first mountaineering ascent in Valle della Sarca, the film offers an overview of the climbing history of rock faces in the valley, which today attract enthusiasts from all over the world. The narration is entrusted to climbing scenes and interviews with key figures, set against the backdrop of stunning scenery. It is the story of a training ground combining two currents, mountaineering and sports climbing, seeking sometimes equilibrium and sometimes extreme experiences.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Ufo Life

    Jan Šimánek (2020)

    Documentary on the first ascent of the coveted northwest wall of Chamlang (7319 m), made by Czech mountaineers Marek Holecek and Zdenek Hak, who opened their line on this Nepalese Himalayan mountain in May 2019. Holecek and Hak, winners of the Piolet d'Or 2018 for the first ascent of the southeast face of Gašerbrum I, described the ascent of Chamlang as the hardest climb of their lives. The documentary reviews other ascents to the mountain, and features Reinhold Messner and Doug Scott, who share the experience of their ascent to the central peak in 1981.

    Czech Republic / 34 min

    Ufo Life

    Jan Šimánek

    • 2020
    • Czech Republic
    • 34 min
    Documentary on the first ascent of the coveted northwest wall of Chamlang (7319 m), made by Czech mountaineers Marek Holecek and Zdenek Hak, who opened their line on this Nepalese Himalayan mountain in May 2019. Holecek and Hak, winners of the Piolet d'Or 2018 for the first ascent of the southeast face of Gašerbrum I, described the ascent of Chamlang as the hardest climb of their lives. The documentary reviews other ascents to the mountain, and features Reinhold Messner and Doug Scott, who share the experience of their ascent to the central peak in 1981.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Reinhold Messner - Heimat. Berge. Abenteuer. DVD

    Reinhold Messner - Heimat. Berge. Abenteuer.

    Markus Augé (2019)

    The world's most famous mountaineer and adventurer, Reinhold Messner, has repeatedly tested and surpassed his own limits. Born in 1944 in South Tyrol, a region between two countries, he is a convinced European. This documentary series explores his homeland in five episodes. It's a spectacular journey into the mountainous world of South Tyrol, which has shaped him since his early childhood. In breathtaking images, the panorama of an unprecedented life in and with the mountains unfolds at the same time.

    Germany, Italy / 130 min

    Reinhold Messner - Heimat. Berge. Abenteuer.

    Markus Augé

    • 2019
    • Germany, Italy
    • 130 min
    The world's most famous mountaineer and adventurer, Reinhold Messner, has repeatedly tested and surpassed his own limits. Born in 1944 in South Tyrol, a region between two countries, he is a convinced European. This documentary series explores his homeland in five episodes. It's a spectacular journey into the mountainous world of South Tyrol, which has shaped him since his early childhood. In breathtaking images, the panorama of an unprecedented life in and with the mountains unfolds at the same time.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Solo in volo

    Solo in volo

    Gianluca Maspes (2018)

    Luigi Bombardieri died in 1957 in an attempt to experiment with the use of helicopters for mountain rescue. Today, Maurizio Folini, a mountain guide, becomes a helicopter pilot and from Bernina to Nepal brings the idea of Bombardieri, managing to rescue mountaineers at record levels and helping the civil population after the earthquake of 2015. Maurizio continues his work of teaching the heli-rescue techniques for future pilots who will operate on the Himalayas, following the values of teaching so dear to Bombardieri.

    Italy / 32 min

    Solo in volo

    Gianluca Maspes

    • 2018
    • Italy
    • 32 min
    Luigi Bombardieri died in 1957 in an attempt to experiment with the use of helicopters for mountain rescue. Today, Maurizio Folini, a mountain guide, becomes a helicopter pilot and from Bernina to Nepal brings the idea of Bombardieri, managing to rescue mountaineers at record levels and helping the civil population after the earthquake of 2015. Maurizio continues his work of teaching the heli-rescue techniques for future pilots who will operate on the Himalayas, following the values of teaching so dear to Bombardieri.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Death zone - Nanga Parbat

    Olga Borodina (2020)

    On July, 3, 2019 Russian climbers Vitaly Lazo and Anton Pugovkin, and the Italian Cala Cimenti, reached the summit of Nanga Parbat (8125 m), the iconic eight-thousander. The ascent was made by the Diamir face and without using bottled oxygen. A descent from the top was performed on skis from an altitude of 8080 meters. This expedition is the third project of Death Zone Freeride, a Russian team that aims to climb and ski several eight-thousands without using bottled oxygen. In 2017 they skied from the top of Manaslu and in 2018 they attempted to do the same on Annapurna.

    Russia / 55 min

    Death zone - Nanga Parbat

    Olga Borodina, Vitaly Lazo

    • 2020
    • Russia
    • 55 min
    On July, 3, 2019 Russian climbers Vitaly Lazo and Anton Pugovkin, and the Italian Cala Cimenti, reached the summit of Nanga Parbat (8125 m), the iconic eight-thousander. The ascent was made by the Diamir face and without using bottled oxygen. A descent from the top was performed on skis from an altitude of 8080 meters. This expedition is the third project of Death Zone Freeride, a Russian team that aims to climb and ski several eight-thousands without using bottled oxygen. In 2017 they skied from the top of Manaslu and in 2018 they attempted to do the same on Annapurna.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Barfuß nach innen - Die Kletterlegende Bernd Arnold

    Ulf Wogenstein (2020)

    Elbe Sandstone Mountains, between Pirna and the Czech border, is one of the most romantic landscapes in Germany. The star in these beautiful rocks is an ascetic man with glasses and a pipe: Bernd Arnold - the Saxon climbing legend from Hohnstein. Even as a child, the 'barefoot climber' stuck to the rock like a gecko. And to this day his motto is: 'Overcoming difficult things with ease'. Whoever sees it on the rock does not doubt the veracity of this leitmotif. Nobody has ever climbed these rocks before him so elegantly. But above all, this sentence proves that lightness is not a question of talent. It has to be fought over and over again with the sport. A portrait of Bernd Arnold at 73 years-old.

    Germany / 30 min

    Barfuß nach innen - Die Kletterlegende Bernd Arnold

    Ulf Wogenstein, Simone Unger

    • 2020
    • Germany
    • 30 min
    Elbe Sandstone Mountains, between Pirna and the Czech border, is one of the most romantic landscapes in Germany. The star in these beautiful rocks is an ascetic man with glasses and a pipe: Bernd Arnold - the Saxon climbing legend from Hohnstein. Even as a child, the 'barefoot climber' stuck to the rock like a gecko. And to this day his motto is: 'Overcoming difficult things with ease'. Whoever sees it on the rock does not doubt the veracity of this leitmotif. Nobody has ever climbed these rocks before him so elegantly. But above all, this sentence proves that lightness is not a question of talent. It has to be fought over and over again with the sport. A portrait of Bernd Arnold at 73 years-old.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Everest Green

    Everest Green

    Jean-Michel Jorda (2017)

    Beyond the Everest adventure hides a tragic environmental and human reality, which starts at 8848 meters above sea level and ends in the open dumps of Kathmandu, the most polluted city on the planet. Everest Green is a film about the eponymous expedition which began on April 5, 2017 in Nepal to clean up the slopes of Everest and promote responsible mountaineering. Ten sherpas removed up to 4 tons of trash from the altitude camps. Behind the story of the expedition, there is an environmental and social emergency that the film highlights by showing the incompatibility of the values of the mountains and the open dumps that dot the Himalayas today.

    France / 53 min

    Everest Green

    Jean-Michel Jorda

    • 2017
    • France
    • 53 min
    Beyond the Everest adventure hides a tragic environmental and human reality, which starts at 8848 meters above sea level and ends in the open dumps of Kathmandu, the most polluted city on the planet. Everest Green is a film about the eponymous expedition which began on April 5, 2017 in Nepal to clean up the slopes of Everest and promote responsible mountaineering. Ten sherpas removed up to 4 tons of trash from the altitude camps. Behind the story of the expedition, there is an environmental and social emergency that the film highlights by showing the incompatibility of the values of the mountains and the open dumps that dot the Himalayas today.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Die grosse Zinne

    Reinhold Messner (2019)

    Throughout the history of mountaineering, the imposing Cima Grande in the Italian Dolomites has been both a playground and favorite destination for the best rock climbers in the world. In his film celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first ascent, Reinhold Messner shows the major milestones on the peak with the help of reenacted climbing scenes using only materials and historic equipment of the respective era. The film’s storyline is based on five success stories of great alpinists, all of whom not only stand for the development of sport climbing, but for the pioneering spirit of their time.

    Italy / 54 min

    Die grosse Zinne

    Reinhold Messner

    • 2019
    • Italy
    • 54 min
    Throughout the history of mountaineering, the imposing Cima Grande in the Italian Dolomites has been both a playground and favorite destination for the best rock climbers in the world. In his film celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first ascent, Reinhold Messner shows the major milestones on the peak with the help of reenacted climbing scenes using only materials and historic equipment of the respective era. The film’s storyline is based on five success stories of great alpinists, all of whom not only stand for the development of sport climbing, but for the pioneering spirit of their time.

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  • Docudrama / Biographical

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen Vod

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen

    Gerald Salmina (2018)

    Hans Kammerlander crowned Manaslu in 2017, along with Stephan Keck, and skied down through a new route. That’s the way these two great mountaineers found redemption after the tragedies they went through on that same mountain years before. With archive footage, interviews and magnific dramatic reconstructions, the film goes through Kammerlander’s greatest achievements and his most painful losses. He is one of the greatest alpinists in history, who keeps asking himself how and why he survived while his best friends passed away in the mountain.

    Austria / 123 min

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen

    Gerald Salmina

    • 2018
    • Austria
    • 123 min
    Hans Kammerlander crowned Manaslu in 2017, along with Stephan Keck, and skied down through a new route. That’s the way these two great mountaineers found redemption after the tragedies they went through on that same mountain years before. With archive footage, interviews and magnific dramatic reconstructions, the film goes through Kammerlander’s greatest achievements and his most painful losses. He is one of the greatest alpinists in history, who keeps asking himself how and why he survived while his best friends passed away in the mountain.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    I-View Vod

    I-View

    Claudio Rossoni (2015)

    Thanks to his perseverance, the Italian climber Simone Moro has written pages of alpinism history, above all of winter alpinism on peaks over 8000 meters high. I-VIEW tells about his adventure as a helicopter pilot and his dream of bringing helicopter rescue to the Himalayas. A 341production film by Claudio Rossoni featuring Simone Moro, Reinhold Messner, Denis Urubko, Vinicio Megar, Maurizio Folini, and others.

    Italy / 47 min

    I-View

    Claudio Rossoni

    • 2015
    • Italy
    • 47 min
    Thanks to his perseverance, the Italian climber Simone Moro has written pages of alpinism history, above all of winter alpinism on peaks over 8000 meters high. I-VIEW tells about his adventure as a helicopter pilot and his dream of bringing helicopter rescue to the Himalayas. A 341production film by Claudio Rossoni featuring Simone Moro, Reinhold Messner, Denis Urubko, Vinicio Megar, Maurizio Folini, and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Fine lines

    Dina Khreino (2018)

    The world’s most elite group of mountain adventurers reflect on why they leave behind families, friends, and everyday comforts, to risk everything for a fleeting glimpse into the unknown. Director Dina Khreino interviewed world-class athletes, listening to what compels them to this uncertain search. What she found was a tribe, a diverse group of professional adventurers and amateur philosophers, forged by the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit.

    Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates / 96 min

    Fine lines

    Dina Khreino

    • 2018
    • Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates
    • 96 min
    The world’s most elite group of mountain adventurers reflect on why they leave behind families, friends, and everyday comforts, to risk everything for a fleeting glimpse into the unknown. Director Dina Khreino interviewed world-class athletes, listening to what compels them to this uncertain search. What she found was a tribe, a diverse group of professional adventurers and amateur philosophers, forged by the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Everest - Un reto sobrehumano

    Everest - Un reto sobrehumano

    Aitor Bárez (2017)

    After his successful winter ascent to Nanga Parbat in 2016 with Simone Moro and Ali Sadpara, the following year, Alex Txikon travels to the Himalayas to try the first winter ascent to Everest without artificial oxygen. No one has ever done it without artificial oxygen before. The team reaches Camp 4 at  South Col (7950m), but, unable to set up a tent due to strong winds, were forced back to Camp 3, where they tried to wait for the storm to subside. Unfortunately, it never did, forcing them to retreat. Up to date, Everest has not been climbed at all in full winter since the first winter ascent by Polish mountaineers Cichy and Wielicki in 1980, and is still yet to see a winter ascent without bottled oxygen.

    Spain / 80 min

    Everest - Un reto sobrehumano

    Aitor Bárez

    • 2017
    • Spain
    • 80 min
    After his successful winter ascent to Nanga Parbat in 2016 with Simone Moro and Ali Sadpara, the following year, Alex Txikon travels to the Himalayas to try the first winter ascent to Everest without artificial oxygen. No one has ever done it without artificial oxygen before. The team reaches Camp 4 at  South Col (7950m), but, unable to set up a tent due to strong winds, were forced back to Camp 3, where they tried to wait for the storm to subside. Unfortunately, it never did, forcing them to retreat. Up to date, Everest has not been climbed at all in full winter since the first winter ascent by Polish mountaineers Cichy and Wielicki in 1980, and is still yet to see a winter ascent without bottled oxygen.

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