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    The white tower DVD

    The white tower

    Ted Tetzlaff (1950)

    The White Tower, a Matterhorn-like mountain in the Swiss Alps, has never been climbed. Carla Alten's father, a famous mountaineer, died in a long-ago attempt. Now, Carla, determined to fulfill her father's dream, has assembled an unusual climbing party to tackle the nearly-impossible ascent.

    USA / 92 min

    The white tower

    Ted Tetzlaff

    • 1950
    • USA
    • 92 min
    The White Tower, a Matterhorn-like mountain in the Swiss Alps, has never been climbed. Carla Alten's father, a famous mountaineer, died in a long-ago attempt. Now, Carla, determined to fulfill her father's dream, has assembled an unusual climbing party to tackle the nearly-impossible ascent.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Cerro Torre - Schrei aus Stein Vod

    Cerro Torre - Schrei aus Stein

    Werner Herzog (1991)

    Cerro Torre is the most difficult peak on earth and the greatest alpine challenge. Roccia is the greatest, most experienced mountain climber in the world, conqueror of all the world’s highest mountains. Martin, on the other hand, is the world’s top rated sports climber and the most outstanding representative of a new generation of mountain climbers. When the death of a mutual friend in an attempt to climb the mountain, and a love rivalry divides them, it results in a bitter climbing duel. The struggle between the youth and the veteran will pay off with dramatic results.

    Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Italy / 105 min

    Cerro Torre - Schrei aus Stein

    Werner Herzog

    • 1991
    • Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Italy
    • 105 min
    Cerro Torre is the most difficult peak on earth and the greatest alpine challenge. Roccia is the greatest, most experienced mountain climber in the world, conqueror of all the world’s highest mountains. Martin, on the other hand, is the world’s top rated sports climber and the most outstanding representative of a new generation of mountain climbers. When the death of a mutual friend in an attempt to climb the mountain, and a love rivalry divides them, it results in a bitter climbing duel. The struggle between the youth and the veteran will pay off with dramatic results.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Five days one summer Vod

    Five days one summer

    Fred Zinnemann (1982)

    Arriving at a Swiss chalet for a mountain-climbing vacation, middle-aged doctor, Douglas Meredith (Connery), is accompanied by Kate (Betsy Brantley), a young woman posing as his wife. Although he’s married to another, Douglas refuses to break it off with Kate, even though the affair would bring them shame if exposed. Things come to a head, however, when their guide (Lambert Wilson) finds himself attracted to Kate, and the dark secret she and Douglas share is finally revealed.

    USA / 108 min

    Five days one summer

    Fred Zinnemann

    • 1982
    • USA
    • 108 min
    Arriving at a Swiss chalet for a mountain-climbing vacation, middle-aged doctor, Douglas Meredith (Connery), is accompanied by Kate (Betsy Brantley), a young woman posing as his wife. Although he’s married to another, Douglas refuses to break it off with Kate, even though the affair would bring them shame if exposed. Things come to a head, however, when their guide (Lambert Wilson) finds himself attracted to Kate, and the dark secret she and Douglas share is finally revealed.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    The ascent

    Donald Shebib (1994)

    The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and the two men are locked in a battle of wills, fuelled by honor and their love for the same woman.

    Canada, USA / 94 min

    The ascent

    Donald Shebib

    • 1994
    • Canada, USA
    • 94 min
    The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and the two men are locked in a battle of wills, fuelled by honor and their love for the same woman.

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    Stürme uber dem Montblanc DVD

    Stürme uber dem Montblanc

    Arnold Fanck (1930)

    The film is about a man who works alone at the Mont Blanc weather station gathering data. His only contact with the world below is via Morse code signals. He is joined by a woman friend, who helps him survive a terrible storm over the mountain. Filmed on location in Arosa, Switzerland, Babelsberg Observatory in Potsdam, Germany, and Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France, the film is notable for its mountain footage.

    Germany / 94 min

    Stürme uber dem Montblanc

    Arnold Fanck

    • 1930
    • Germany
    • 94 min
    The film is about a man who works alone at the Mont Blanc weather station gathering data. His only contact with the world below is via Morse code signals. He is joined by a woman friend, who helps him survive a terrible storm over the mountain. Filmed on location in Arosa, Switzerland, Babelsberg Observatory in Potsdam, Germany, and Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France, the film is notable for its mountain footage.

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  • Drama / Thriller

    Der Sohn der weissen Berge Vod

    Der Sohn der weissen Berge

    Luis Trenker (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. There is a French version of the film (Les chevaliers de la montagne), shot the same year by the same team but with different actors.

    Germany / 88 min

    Der Sohn der weissen Berge

    Luis Trenker, Mario Bonnard

    • 1930
    • Germany
    • 88 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. There is a French version of the film (Les chevaliers de la montagne), shot the same year by the same team but with different actors.

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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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    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 / Adventure

    The mountain Vod

    The mountain

    Edward Dmytryk (1956)

    When a plane crashes on a mountaintop in the Alps, Chris wants to plunder the wreckage. His older brother Zachary has given up mountain guide work but goes along rather than letting his brother risk it alone. The only survivor is a Hindu girl who Chris wants to kill. Zachary fights him off. While Chris steals from the dead passengers, Zachary prepares a sled to take the girl down the mountain.

    USA / 105 min

    The mountain

    Edward Dmytryk

    • 1956
    • USA
    • 105 min
    When a plane crashes on a mountaintop in the Alps, Chris wants to plunder the wreckage. His older brother Zachary has given up mountain guide work but goes along rather than letting his brother risk it alone. The only survivor is a Hindu girl who Chris wants to kill. Zachary fights him off. While Chris steals from the dead passengers, Zachary prepares a sled to take the girl down the mountain.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Into thin air Vod

    Into thin air

    Robert Markowitz (1997)

    An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, 'Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster'. It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain.

    Czech Republic, USA / 90 min

    Into thin air

    Robert Markowitz

    • 1997
    • Czech Republic, USA
    • 90 min
    An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, 'Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster'. It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Nordwand Vod

    Nordwand

    Philipp Stölzl (2008)

    Germany, summer 1936: Toni and Andi, friends since childhood, are particularly attracted to one mountain: the Eiger. Its north face, also known as 'the death face', has not yet been conquered. During their preparations, they encounter Luise, the first woman Toni ever loved. Now a journalist, she has arrived to cover their attempt, along with the loyal Nazi reporter Arau. On the face the two men meet the Austrians Willi and Edi. Then things spin out of control for the climbers: the weather changes, and Willy is injured. A race against time and the forces of nature is set in motion. Recreation of the drama of Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser on the Eiger in 1936.

    Germany / 121 min

    Nordwand

    Philipp Stölzl

    • 2008
    • Germany
    • 121 min
    Germany, summer 1936: Toni and Andi, friends since childhood, are particularly attracted to one mountain: the Eiger. Its north face, also known as 'the death face', has not yet been conquered. During their preparations, they encounter Luise, the first woman Toni ever loved. Now a journalist, she has arrived to cover their attempt, along with the loyal Nazi reporter Arau. On the face the two men meet the Austrians Willi and Edi. Then things spin out of control for the climbers: the weather changes, and Willy is injured. A race against time and the forces of nature is set in motion. Recreation of the drama of Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser on the Eiger in 1936.

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