Filmography

Roger Frison-Roche

9 films

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Premier de cordée DVD

    Premier de cordée

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (1999)

    Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of three novels by Roger Frison-Roche (Premier de cordee, La grande crevasse, Retour a la montagne).

    France, Italy, Switzerland / 178 min

    Premier de cordée

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, Edouard Niermans

    • 1999
    • France, Italy, Switzerland
    • 178 min
    Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of three novels by Roger Frison-Roche (Premier de cordee, La grande crevasse, Retour a la montagne).

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    La Piste Frison-Roche DVD

    La Piste Frison-Roche

    Arthur Chays (2009)

    Climb the sacred mountains of the desert, meet the last reindeer herders of Lapland, go behind the scenes of the Companie des Guides de Chamonix... Two young Chamoniards were guided by the enthusiasm and curiosity of the author of Premier de Cordée who, as a mountain guide, explorer, writer or filmmaker, was not afraid to change his costume and decor. A trip with the Frison-Roche family, guides Christophe Profit, Bernard Prud'homme and Thomas Dulac, writer Philippe Claudel, filmmaker Pierre-Antoine Hiroz and the Utsi family in Lapland.

    France / 52 min

    La Piste Frison-Roche

    Arthur Chays

    • 2009
    • France
    • 52 min
    Climb the sacred mountains of the desert, meet the last reindeer herders of Lapland, go behind the scenes of the Companie des Guides de Chamonix... Two young Chamoniards were guided by the enthusiasm and curiosity of the author of Premier de Cordée who, as a mountain guide, explorer, writer or filmmaker, was not afraid to change his costume and decor. A trip with the Frison-Roche family, guides Christophe Profit, Bernard Prud'homme and Thomas Dulac, writer Philippe Claudel, filmmaker Pierre-Antoine Hiroz and the Utsi family in Lapland.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Sur les traces de Premier de Cordée

    Sur les traces de Premier de Cordée

    Georges Tairraz II (1952)

    Sur les traces de Premier de Cordée is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Aiguille Du Grépon. It was directed by Georges Tairraz in 1952. 

    France / 30 min

    Sur les traces de Premier de Cordée

    Sur les traces de Premier de Cordée

    Georges Tairraz II, Roger Frison-Roche

    • 1952
    • France
    • 30 min
    Sur les traces de Premier de Cordée is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Aiguille Du Grépon. It was directed by Georges Tairraz in 1952. 

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes

    Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis (2015)

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Mont Blanc. It was directed by Jeanne Mascolo de Fillipis in 2015 and produced by Point Prod. It features Jean-Christophe Rufin.

    France / 52 min

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes

    Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis

    • 2015
    • France
    • 52 min
    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Mont Blanc. It was directed by Jeanne Mascolo de Fillipis in 2015 and produced by Point Prod. It features Jean-Christophe Rufin.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    Premier de cordee - La grande crevasse

    Benoît Aymon (1999)

    This documentary shows how the fiction film "Premier de Cordée" and "La grande Crevasse", inspired by Roger Frison-Roche's famous work, were shot. Seated comfortably in easy-chair, it is difficult to imagine all the preparations needed to make a film in the mountains. To satisfy this legitimate curiosity Benoit Amon followed the work of these two films in the Chamonix setting.

    Switzerland / 40 min

    Premier de cordee - La grande crevasse

    Benoît Aymon

    • 1999
    • Switzerland
    • 40 min
    This documentary shows how the fiction film "Premier de Cordée" and "La grande Crevasse", inspired by Roger Frison-Roche's famous work, were shot. Seated comfortably in easy-chair, it is difficult to imagine all the preparations needed to make a film in the mountains. To satisfy this legitimate curiosity Benoit Amon followed the work of these two films in the Chamonix setting.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Guide au féminin

    Guide au féminin

    Jean Afanassieff (1990)

    Francoise Aubert is featured as a mountain guide. At 29, she has entered a profession which has only in the last 10 years had women among its members. Francoise came alone to the mountains and she derives a satisfaction in knowing she has achieved something exceptional.

    France / 28 min

    Guide au féminin

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1990
    • France
    • 28 min
    Francoise Aubert is featured as a mountain guide. At 29, she has entered a profession which has only in the last 10 years had women among its members. Francoise came alone to the mountains and she derives a satisfaction in knowing she has achieved something exceptional.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    La grande crevasse

    La grande crevasse

    Gérard Herzog (1966)

    Adaptation for the television of the novel by Roger Frison-Roche 'La grande crevasse'. The story is in the same context as 'Premier de cordee' but is not centered on the same characters. It tells the love story of Zian, a mountain guide, and Brigitte, a Parisian bourgeois. Their love is thwarted by the cultural difference between the two as well as by the cold welcome that is reserved for Brigitte, the stranger in this mountain environment. In the end, Brigitte understands that she is really in love with Zian who dies after a fall in a crevasse, during a hunting trip in the mountains.

    France / 80 min

    La grande crevasse

    Gérard Herzog

    • 1966
    • France
    • 80 min
    Adaptation for the television of the novel by Roger Frison-Roche 'La grande crevasse'. The story is in the same context as 'Premier de cordee' but is not centered on the same characters. It tells the love story of Zian, a mountain guide, and Brigitte, a Parisian bourgeois. Their love is thwarted by the cultural difference between the two as well as by the cold welcome that is reserved for Brigitte, the stranger in this mountain environment. In the end, Brigitte understands that she is really in love with Zian who dies after a fall in a crevasse, during a hunting trip in the mountains.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Trois vies et une corde

    Henri Storck (1933)

    The idea is a simple one: three alpinists climb in the Mont Blanc Massif. This situation brings one face to face with the dangers of the mountain: avalanches, crevasses, fog, the climbing of the rocks, roping up, etc. All of this is magnified, transcended by a remarkable and strong use of the language of cinema. One of the first films about high mountains with Roger Frison-Roche and magnificent music by Maurice Jaubert.

    Belgium / 33 min

    Trois vies et une corde

    Henri Storck

    • 1933
    • Belgium
    • 33 min
    The idea is a simple one: three alpinists climb in the Mont Blanc Massif. This situation brings one face to face with the dangers of the mountain: avalanches, crevasses, fog, the climbing of the rocks, roping up, etc. All of this is magnified, transcended by a remarkable and strong use of the language of cinema. One of the first films about high mountains with Roger Frison-Roche and magnificent music by Maurice Jaubert.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Premier de cordée Vod

    Premier de cordée

    Louis Daquin (1944)

    Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of the novel by Roger Frison-Roche.

    France / 106 min

    Premier de cordée

    Louis Daquin

    • 1944
    • France
    • 106 min
    Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of the novel by Roger Frison-Roche.

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    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand

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