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    The Bat DVD

    The Bat

    Jim Curran (1978)

    This award winning film tells the story of an epic first ascent by Robin Smith and Dougal Haston on Ben Nevis in 1959. The film is a re-enactment shot in a memorable week in 1978, when Rab Carrington played the part of Robin Smith and Brian Hall played Dougal Haston; Paul Nunn was safety officer. A cult classic based on Smith's famous tale 'The Bat & The Wicked' and interwoven with extracts from Hastons's autobiography 'In High Places', the narration gives a rare insight into the competitive world of extreme rock climbing. The Bat is an evocative tribute to two of Scotland's greatest climbers.

    UK / 28 min

    The Bat

    Jim Curran, Tony Riley

    • 1978
    • UK
    • 28 min
    This award winning film tells the story of an epic first ascent by Robin Smith and Dougal Haston on Ben Nevis in 1959. The film is a re-enactment shot in a memorable week in 1978, when Rab Carrington played the part of Robin Smith and Brian Hall played Dougal Haston; Paul Nunn was safety officer. A cult classic based on Smith's famous tale 'The Bat & The Wicked' and interwoven with extracts from Hastons's autobiography 'In High Places', the narration gives a rare insight into the competitive world of extreme rock climbing. The Bat is an evocative tribute to two of Scotland's greatest climbers.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Lost on Everest Vod

    Lost on Everest

    Renan Ozturk (2019)

    Reaching 29,029 feet, Mount Everest has long captivated mountaineers of all stripes. But a peak that draws athletes and mountaineers to new heights isn’t without danger — or a dark side. Perhaps the peak’s greatest mystery is the missing body of Andrew “Sandy” Irvine who disappeared alongside George Leigh Mallory in 1924 just 800 vertical feet from the summit. In Lost on Everest, we follow along as a team of elite climbers with new intel on the location of his missing body set out to solve what may be mountaineering’s great mystery. Along with the body, the team hopes to find Irvine’s camera and the footage that could rewrite history.

    USA / 48 min

    Lost on Everest

    Renan Ozturk, Drew Pulley

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 48 min
    Reaching 29,029 feet, Mount Everest has long captivated mountaineers of all stripes. But a peak that draws athletes and mountaineers to new heights isn’t without danger — or a dark side. Perhaps the peak’s greatest mystery is the missing body of Andrew “Sandy” Irvine who disappeared alongside George Leigh Mallory in 1924 just 800 vertical feet from the summit. In Lost on Everest, we follow along as a team of elite climbers with new intel on the location of his missing body set out to solve what may be mountaineering’s great mystery. Along with the body, the team hopes to find Irvine’s camera and the footage that could rewrite history.

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  • Drama / Biographical

    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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  • Documentary / Historical

    The beckoning silence Vod

    The beckoning silence

    Louise Osmond (2007)

    Joe Simpson, whose battle for survival featured in 'Touching the Void', travels to the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering's most epic tragedies. Toni Kurz was a brilliant mountaineer who in 1936 tried to be the first to conquer the north face of the Eiger. The climb started well, but disaster struck and Kurz's climbing colleagues were killed, leaving him alone and fighting for his life. The Beckoning Silence recounts Kurz's heroic battle for survival but it also forces Simpson to confront some fundamental questions of his own. Why continue climbing when you have come so close to oblivion?

    UK / 75 min

    The beckoning silence

    Louise Osmond

    • 2007
    • UK
    • 75 min
    Joe Simpson, whose battle for survival featured in 'Touching the Void', travels to the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering's most epic tragedies. Toni Kurz was a brilliant mountaineer who in 1936 tried to be the first to conquer the north face of the Eiger. The climb started well, but disaster struck and Kurz's climbing colleagues were killed, leaving him alone and fighting for his life. The Beckoning Silence recounts Kurz's heroic battle for survival but it also forces Simpson to confront some fundamental questions of his own. Why continue climbing when you have come so close to oblivion?

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  • Drama / Thriller

    The Eiger sanction Vod

    The Eiger sanction

    Clint Eastwood (1975)

    Jonathan Hemlock is a professor of art history who formerly had a deadly secret life; he was a hired assassin working with an international intelligence organization. Hemlock is forced by blackmail to perform one last hit, or, as the organization euphemistically calls it, a 'sanction.' The victim will be one of three men attempting a dangerous ascent of the Eiger. While Hemlock is an experienced mountaineer and willing to make the climb, he's troubled to discover that he does not know which of the other three men scaling the Eiger is his true target.

    USA / 128 min

    The Eiger sanction

    Clint Eastwood

    • 1975
    • USA
    • 128 min
    Jonathan Hemlock is a professor of art history who formerly had a deadly secret life; he was a hired assassin working with an international intelligence organization. Hemlock is forced by blackmail to perform one last hit, or, as the organization euphemistically calls it, a 'sanction.' The victim will be one of three men attempting a dangerous ascent of the Eiger. While Hemlock is an experienced mountaineer and willing to make the climb, he's troubled to discover that he does not know which of the other three men scaling the Eiger is his true target.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Third man on the mountain Vod

    Third man on the mountain

    Ken Annakin (1959)

    Rudi is a kitchen worker determined to conquer the Citadel -the jagged, snowcapped peak that claimed his father's life. Encouraged by both a famed English climber and the youth's devoted girlfriend, Rudi goes through a grueling training period before hi is ready to face the incredible dangers of the killer mountain. The story is slightly inspired by the figure of Edward Wymper and by story of the conquest of the Matterhorn.

    USA / 105 min

    Third man on the mountain

    Ken Annakin

    • 1959
    • USA
    • 105 min
    Rudi is a kitchen worker determined to conquer the Citadel -the jagged, snowcapped peak that claimed his father's life. Encouraged by both a famed English climber and the youth's devoted girlfriend, Rudi goes through a grueling training period before hi is ready to face the incredible dangers of the killer mountain. The story is slightly inspired by the figure of Edward Wymper and by story of the conquest of the Matterhorn.

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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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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The man who skied down Everest

    Lawrence Schiller (1975)

    Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese skier ultimately dreamed of literally skiing Mt. Everest. He planned to ski some 8,000 feet down an icy glacier at a 40 to 45 degree angle, from the 26,000 foot level near the summit. The documentary chronicles this incredible feat and the tremendous task of climbing Everest itself. The narrator reads from the diary that the skier personally kept. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley with the footage made for the original 1970 Japanese documentary (Eberesuto dai kakko). Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.

    Canada, Japan / 85 min

    The man who skied down Everest

    Lawrence Schiller, Bruce Nyznik

    • 1975
    • Canada, Japan
    • 85 min
    Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese skier ultimately dreamed of literally skiing Mt. Everest. He planned to ski some 8,000 feet down an icy glacier at a 40 to 45 degree angle, from the 26,000 foot level near the summit. The documentary chronicles this incredible feat and the tremendous task of climbing Everest itself. The narrator reads from the diary that the skier personally kept. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley with the footage made for the original 1970 Japanese documentary (Eberesuto dai kakko). Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    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 / Portrait

    L'angelo custode

    Matteo Mocellin (2014)

    Toni Marchiorello dedicated himself to the mountains and mountaineering from a very young age: the soul of the CAI, the first Mountaineering Instructor in the Bassano area, he has collected 35 climbs over 4000 meters of altitude. At the ripe old age of 85, he is still a man of the mountains and continues to participate in hiking activities in Italy and abroad and is not lacking in every occasion of cheerful conviviality. Its feature? The total absence of a sense of direction. Hence the nickname 'Compass'.

    Italy / 22 min

    L'angelo custode

    Matteo Mocellin

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 22 min
    Toni Marchiorello dedicated himself to the mountains and mountaineering from a very young age: the soul of the CAI, the first Mountaineering Instructor in the Bassano area, he has collected 35 climbs over 4000 meters of altitude. At the ripe old age of 85, he is still a man of the mountains and continues to participate in hiking activities in Italy and abroad and is not lacking in every occasion of cheerful conviviality. Its feature? The total absence of a sense of direction. Hence the nickname 'Compass'.

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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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  • Drama / Thriller

    Mémoire de glace

    Mémoire de glace

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (2006)

    In the sumptuous setting of the Mont Blanc, a family secret in the form of a perfectly conserved body has remained buried deep in the ice for 15 years. Its reappearance will spark off many emotions. Everyone had believed that Bertrand Santini had been living happily abroad all those years. The difficult task of solving the mystery surrounding Bertrand Santini’s death falls to Police Lieutenant Martin Le Kerrec. From false leads to good intuition, from false suspects to true revelations, the young policeman will gently but determinedly untangle the painful secret weighing down on two families who have lived a lie for fifteen years.

    France / 90 min

    Mémoire de glace

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz

    • 2006
    • France
    • 90 min
    In the sumptuous setting of the Mont Blanc, a family secret in the form of a perfectly conserved body has remained buried deep in the ice for 15 years. Its reappearance will spark off many emotions. Everyone had believed that Bertrand Santini had been living happily abroad all those years. The difficult task of solving the mystery surrounding Bertrand Santini’s death falls to Police Lieutenant Martin Le Kerrec. From false leads to good intuition, from false suspects to true revelations, the young policeman will gently but determinedly untangle the painful secret weighing down on two families who have lived a lie for fifteen years.

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