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    Non avere paura

    Andrea Porporati (2014)

    A true story about an unlikely friendship between a ski instructor named Lino Zani and Pope John Paul II who met in 1981, during Wojtyła's stay at Lino's family ski lodge. Years later, with the help of Pope John Paul II's spiritual guidance, Lino is inspired to achieve his dreams by climbing Mount Everest. The film is based on the book 'Era santo, era huomo' (The Secret Life of John Paul II), written in 2012 by Lino Zani and Marilu Simoneschi. Another mountaineering feat achieved by Zaini was the first ski descent from Cho Oyu in 1988 together with Flavio Spazzadeschi.

    Italy / 98 min

    Non avere paura

    Andrea Porporati

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 98 min
    A true story about an unlikely friendship between a ski instructor named Lino Zani and Pope John Paul II who met in 1981, during Wojtyła's stay at Lino's family ski lodge. Years later, with the help of Pope John Paul II's spiritual guidance, Lino is inspired to achieve his dreams by climbing Mount Everest. The film is based on the book 'Era santo, era huomo' (The Secret Life of John Paul II), written in 2012 by Lino Zani and Marilu Simoneschi. Another mountaineering feat achieved by Zaini was the first ski descent from Cho Oyu in 1988 together with Flavio Spazzadeschi.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Le guide Vod

    Le guide

    (1910)

    An elderly couple accompanied by their son and daughter rest in Tyrol. The two young people persuaded their parents to hire a guide to carry out an ascent in the mountains. As a result, the boy and his sister left to climb their first mountain. The girl caught the attention of one of the men on the expedition. The man tries to take her by the waist but the guide turns around and a hard altercation takes place between the two men at the end of which the man leaves the figure convulsed with anger. Shortly afterwards, the guide passes in front to take the group through a difficult passage. He is helping walkers when a push throws him into the abyss.

    France / 8 min

    Le guide


    • 1910
    • France
    • 8 min
    An elderly couple accompanied by their son and daughter rest in Tyrol. The two young people persuaded their parents to hire a guide to carry out an ascent in the mountains. As a result, the boy and his sister left to climb their first mountain. The girl caught the attention of one of the men on the expedition. The man tries to take her by the waist but the guide turns around and a hard altercation takes place between the two men at the end of which the man leaves the figure convulsed with anger. Shortly afterwards, the guide passes in front to take the group through a difficult passage. He is helping walkers when a push throws him into the abyss.

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  • Drama / War

    Les monts en flammes

    Les monts en flammes

    Luis Trenker (1931)

    Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian mountain guides take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides in the same area in the Dolomites, fighting to conquer the same high pass (Col Alto). When the war is over, they meet again. Their friendship has survived the war. There are two other versions of the film. The original was shot in german the same year (Berge in flammen). The other, shot in english the year after, was produced by the american Universal Pictures (The doomed battalion). Both uses scenes from the original german version.

    France, Germany / 102 min

    Les monts en flammes

    Luis Trenker, Joë Hamman

    • 1931
    • France, Germany
    • 102 min
    Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian mountain guides take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides in the same area in the Dolomites, fighting to conquer the same high pass (Col Alto). When the war is over, they meet again. Their friendship has survived the war. There are two other versions of the film. The original was shot in german the same year (Berge in flammen). The other, shot in english the year after, was produced by the american Universal Pictures (The doomed battalion). Both uses scenes from the original german version.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    The Last Blue Mountain

    The Last Blue Mountain

    Lawrence Gordon Clark (1971)

    A film recreating the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche that sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them.

    UK / 30 min

    The Last Blue Mountain

    Lawrence Gordon Clark

    • 1971
    • UK
    • 30 min
    A film recreating the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche that sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Journey for three

    Michael Forlong (1950)

    The adventures of three British immigrants -two girls and a man- to New Zealand. The girls settle down quite soon, one as a nurse, the other as a factory worker; the man, an engineer, finds himself out of his element, ill at ease, disliking his companions, and has almost determined to leave when he goes out on a relief party up the mountains to rescue a climber who has broken his leg at the head of a glacier. The rigors of the climb solve his personal problems: he decides he likes New Zealanders after all, in spite of their differences to Britons... A film promoted by the Immigration Department of New Zealand to attract immigrants.

    New Zealand / 45 min

    Journey for three

    Michael Forlong

    • 1950
    • New Zealand
    • 45 min
    The adventures of three British immigrants -two girls and a man- to New Zealand. The girls settle down quite soon, one as a nurse, the other as a factory worker; the man, an engineer, finds himself out of his element, ill at ease, disliking his companions, and has almost determined to leave when he goes out on a relief party up the mountains to rescue a climber who has broken his leg at the head of a glacier. The rigors of the climb solve his personal problems: he decides he likes New Zealanders after all, in spite of their differences to Britons... A film promoted by the Immigration Department of New Zealand to attract immigrants.

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  • Drama / Biographical

    Hillary

    Danny Mulheron (2015)

    The dramatized biography of Sir Edmund Hillary. A landmark series telling the complete story of Sir Ed’s life, from his lonely childhood, to the man he became - Hillary the climber – a man that conquered Mt Everest, a man loved by a nation. In 1953, Sir Edmund and his Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The series has been created by Tom Scott, who has adapted his own biography of Sir Edmund that was written following detailed conversations with the man himself.

    New Zealand / 276 min

    Hillary

    Danny Mulheron

    • 2015
    • New Zealand
    • 276 min
    The dramatized biography of Sir Edmund Hillary. A landmark series telling the complete story of Sir Ed’s life, from his lonely childhood, to the man he became - Hillary the climber – a man that conquered Mt Everest, a man loved by a nation. In 1953, Sir Edmund and his Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The series has been created by Tom Scott, who has adapted his own biography of Sir Edmund that was written following detailed conversations with the man himself.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Eagle Rock

    Henry Geddes (1964)

    A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?

    UK / 62 min

    Eagle Rock

    Henry Geddes

    • 1964
    • UK
    • 62 min
    A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?

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  • Drama / Adventure

    The climb Vod

    The climb

    Donald Shebib (1986)

    Story of mountaineer Hermann Buhl and his attempt on the summit of Nanga Parbat in 1953. The characters and incidents are based on the descriptions as described in the soruce material 'Nanga Parbat pilgrimage' written by Hermann Buhl. A production that was part of a series of three teleplays called Mountain Men, which concerned climbers who were the first to scale three iconic mountains. The other two are: Matterhorn by Lucy Walker (A dangerous kind of love, Colin Godman), Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat (The great white mountain, Colin Godman).

    Canada, UK / 90 min

    The climb

    Donald Shebib

    • 1986
    • Canada, UK
    • 90 min
    Story of mountaineer Hermann Buhl and his attempt on the summit of Nanga Parbat in 1953. The characters and incidents are based on the descriptions as described in the soruce material 'Nanga Parbat pilgrimage' written by Hermann Buhl. A production that was part of a series of three teleplays called Mountain Men, which concerned climbers who were the first to scale three iconic mountains. The other two are: Matterhorn by Lucy Walker (A dangerous kind of love, Colin Godman), Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat (The great white mountain, Colin Godman).

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  • Drama / Action

    High ice DVD

    High ice

    Eugene S. Jones (1980)

    When two couples on a weekend mountain climb in the Pacific Northwest are caught in an avalanche, one perishes, and the three survivors become prisoners of the mountain -trapped in the cold on a tiny ledge thousands of feet from safety. Army Lt. Col. Thatcher immediately assumes command of the dangerous rescue mission, buc clashes head-on with Mac the forest ranger, and the only man who may be able to rescue the climbers. Meanwhile, the weather keeps shifting, and the slopes become sheets of ice, impenetrable from above or below.

    USA / 104 min

    High ice

    Eugene S. Jones

    • 1980
    • USA
    • 104 min
    When two couples on a weekend mountain climb in the Pacific Northwest are caught in an avalanche, one perishes, and the three survivors become prisoners of the mountain -trapped in the cold on a tiny ledge thousands of feet from safety. Army Lt. Col. Thatcher immediately assumes command of the dangerous rescue mission, buc clashes head-on with Mac the forest ranger, and the only man who may be able to rescue the climbers. Meanwhile, the weather keeps shifting, and the slopes become sheets of ice, impenetrable from above or below.

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  • Drama / War

    Berge in flammen Vod

    Berge in flammen

    Luis Trenker (1931)

    Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian mountain guides take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides in the same area in the Dolomites, fighting to conquer the same high pass (Col Alto). When the war is over, they meet again. Their friendship has survived the war. There are two other versions of the film. One was shot in french the same year as the original (Les monts en flammes). The other, shot in english the year after, was produced by the american Universal Pictures (The doomed battalion). Both uses scenes from the original german version.

    France, Germany / 109 min

    Berge in flammen

    Luis Trenker, Karl Hartl

    • 1931
    • France, Germany
    • 109 min
    Shortly before the First World War, an Italian and an Austrian mountain guides take part in a mountaineering expedition together. Not long afterwards they find themselves fighting on different sides in the same area in the Dolomites, fighting to conquer the same high pass (Col Alto). When the war is over, they meet again. Their friendship has survived the war. There are two other versions of the film. One was shot in french the same year as the original (Les monts en flammes). The other, shot in english the year after, was produced by the american Universal Pictures (The doomed battalion). Both uses scenes from the original german version.

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  • Drama / Comedy

    L'ascension Vod

    L'ascension

    Ludovic Bernard (2017)

    A young man from the suburbs with no mountaineering experience decides to climb Mt Everest to show a woman he'd do anything for her. Though technically based on the true story of Nadir Dendoune, this is only in a very loose sense. Indeed, the main character's name, age, ethnicity, relations and entire motivation for wanting to climb to the top of Mount Everest were changed for the film. In fact, writer/director Ludovic Bernard never read the book which the film purports to adapt.

    France / 103 min

    L'ascension

    Ludovic Bernard

    • 2017
    • France
    • 103 min
    A young man from the suburbs with no mountaineering experience decides to climb Mt Everest to show a woman he'd do anything for her. Though technically based on the true story of Nadir Dendoune, this is only in a very loose sense. Indeed, the main character's name, age, ethnicity, relations and entire motivation for wanting to climb to the top of Mount Everest were changed for the film. In fact, writer/director Ludovic Bernard never read the book which the film purports to adapt.

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  • Drama / Biographical

    Poorna Vod

    Poorna

    Rahul Bose (2017)

    The true story of Poorna, the youngest girl to ever climb Everest at the age of 13. Poorna Malavath belongs to a Telugu speaking tribal family in Pakala village of Nizamabad district in the combined Andhra Pradesh state of India. Her parents are farm laborers. She joins the State Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education. Her talent is spotted by the un-corrupt secretary of the Society Dr. R. S. Praveen Kumar. The chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy authorizes her for Operation Everest. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scales the highest peak of Mount Everest and, aged 13 years and 11 months.

    India / 104 min

    Poorna

    Rahul Bose

    • 2017
    • India
    • 104 min
    The true story of Poorna, the youngest girl to ever climb Everest at the age of 13. Poorna Malavath belongs to a Telugu speaking tribal family in Pakala village of Nizamabad district in the combined Andhra Pradesh state of India. Her parents are farm laborers. She joins the State Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education. Her talent is spotted by the un-corrupt secretary of the Society Dr. R. S. Praveen Kumar. The chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy authorizes her for Operation Everest. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scales the highest peak of Mount Everest and, aged 13 years and 11 months.

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