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    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü DVD

    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü

    Arnold Fanck (1929)

    A young couple go climbing in the mountains on their honeymoon. She gets lilled in an accident, and he, inconsolable, wanders the mountains for years without her. Another couple come to the same mountains some years after. They meet him and ask him to be their guide. Disaster strikes yet again. A frozen mountain landscape si the setting for some of the most spectacular film shots of the era which have not been surpassed eve with today’s technology.

    Germany / 150 min

    Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü

    Arnold Fanck, Georg Wilhelm Pabst

    • 1929
    • Germany
    • 150 min
    A young couple go climbing in the mountains on their honeymoon. She gets lilled in an accident, and he, inconsolable, wanders the mountains for years without her. Another couple come to the same mountains some years after. They meet him and ask him to be their guide. Disaster strikes yet again. A frozen mountain landscape si the setting for some of the most spectacular film shots of the era which have not been surpassed eve with today’s technology.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Wings over Everest

    Fay Yu (2019)

    When a plane carrying important documents crashes in the Death Zone of Mount Everest, two men claiming to work for India's research and analysis department offer a large sum of money to Team Wings, a mountain rescue organization, to take them up to recover them. They will fight a fierce battle on the dangerous Himalayas. A Chinese action movie produced for an international audience and digitally remastered to be released in IMAX3D cinemas. Directed by Yu Fay, Wings Over Everest stars Asian Film Award Winner Koji Yakusho, famous actress Zhang Jingchu, and Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor winner Lin Bohong.

    China / 110 min

    Wings over Everest

    Fay Yu

    • 2019
    • China
    • 110 min
    When a plane carrying important documents crashes in the Death Zone of Mount Everest, two men claiming to work for India's research and analysis department offer a large sum of money to Team Wings, a mountain rescue organization, to take them up to recover them. They will fight a fierce battle on the dangerous Himalayas. A Chinese action movie produced for an international audience and digitally remastered to be released in IMAX3D cinemas. Directed by Yu Fay, Wings Over Everest stars Asian Film Award Winner Koji Yakusho, famous actress Zhang Jingchu, and Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor winner Lin Bohong.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    The climb

    John Schmidt (2002)

    A Christian film about two rock climbers, who meet each other during a rescue. They get a chance to realize a climb of a lifetime, but with an unexpected change: they have to work together. It is a special team, with totally different people, who have different life goals, different views, but use the same climbing technique. It is action filled, but also heart touching film about egoism, responsibility and forgiveness.

    USA / 98 min

    The climb

    John Schmidt

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 98 min
    A Christian film about two rock climbers, who meet each other during a rescue. They get a chance to realize a climb of a lifetime, but with an unexpected change: they have to work together. It is a special team, with totally different people, who have different life goals, different views, but use the same climbing technique. It is action filled, but also heart touching film about egoism, responsibility and forgiveness.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Tadeusz Gąsienica Giewont - Bez Ale DVD

    Tadeusz Gąsienica Giewont - Bez Ale

    Robert Żurakowski (2016)

    A documentary about the charismatic life of Tadeusz Giewont, a mountain guide in Zakopane, Tatra rescuer, actor and musician, and violinist of the Tatra folk groups. The film shows the time of the September campaign in which the main character participated as a defender of Lvov from where he was sent to the camps, as well as post-war times of Tadeusz’s difficult and laborious job in the Tatra Voluntary Rescue Service. The story of legendary storyteller Tadeusz Giewont is a story of a world going away into oblivion…

    Poland / 68 min

    Tadeusz Gąsienica Giewont - Bez Ale

    Robert Żurakowski, Bartosz Szwast

    • 2016
    • Poland
    • 68 min
    A documentary about the charismatic life of Tadeusz Giewont, a mountain guide in Zakopane, Tatra rescuer, actor and musician, and violinist of the Tatra folk groups. The film shows the time of the September campaign in which the main character participated as a defender of Lvov from where he was sent to the camps, as well as post-war times of Tadeusz’s difficult and laborious job in the Tatra Voluntary Rescue Service. The story of legendary storyteller Tadeusz Giewont is a story of a world going away into oblivion…

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Na život a na smrt

    Na život a na smrt

    Anna Žembová (2018)

    A documentary about the Slovak mountain air rescue service produced on the 45th anniversary of its creation. Starting from its beginnings without experience, the film explains the motivation behind this rescue force, we learn about the human side of the service, it brings us closer to the methodology of the air rescue service, and shows us with archive footage those first attempts and the subsequent evolution. A film by Anna Žembová.

    Slovakia / 33 min

    Na život a na smrt

    Anna Žembová

    • 2018
    • Slovakia
    • 33 min
    A documentary about the Slovak mountain air rescue service produced on the 45th anniversary of its creation. Starting from its beginnings without experience, the film explains the motivation behind this rescue force, we learn about the human side of the service, it brings us closer to the methodology of the air rescue service, and shows us with archive footage those first attempts and the subsequent evolution. A film by Anna Žembová.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Hoisted from hell Vod

    Hoisted from hell

    Andrew Parkin (2020)

    In this episode of 'Extreme rescues' three stories are presented: members of a helicopter crew try to rescue a mountain climber from a cliff; a crevasse opens up under a group of ski mountaineers; rescuers cope with stormy conditions to save a fisherman with an injured hand. Extreme rescues tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Each program of the series allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The actual footage is intercut with powerful interviews of the rescuers and the survivors.

    UK / 45 min

    Hoisted from hell

    Andrew Parkin, Jim Nally, Philip Stebbing

    • 2020
    • UK
    • 45 min
    In this episode of 'Extreme rescues' three stories are presented: members of a helicopter crew try to rescue a mountain climber from a cliff; a crevasse opens up under a group of ski mountaineers; rescuers cope with stormy conditions to save a fisherman with an injured hand. Extreme rescues tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Each program of the series allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The actual footage is intercut with powerful interviews of the rescuers and the survivors.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Miracle on Everest Vod

    Miracle on Everest

    Jennifer Peedom (2007)

    2006 was one of the deadliest Everest seasons on record. Experienced mountaineer Lincoln Hall was invited to join an expedition as a high-altitude cameraman. After reaching the summit, Hall experienced a lack of oxygen and eventually collapsed and was declared dead. His family was informed and the news hit headlines. The next morning, Lincoln was found alive by approaching climbers and his dramatic rescue began. Never before had a man been declared dead so high on Everest then and survived.

    Australia / 52 min

    Miracle on Everest

    Jennifer Peedom

    • 2007
    • Australia
    • 52 min
    2006 was one of the deadliest Everest seasons on record. Experienced mountaineer Lincoln Hall was invited to join an expedition as a high-altitude cameraman. After reaching the summit, Hall experienced a lack of oxygen and eventually collapsed and was declared dead. His family was informed and the news hit headlines. The next morning, Lincoln was found alive by approaching climbers and his dramatic rescue began. Never before had a man been declared dead so high on Everest then and survived.

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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 / Chronicle

    O każdej porze

    O każdej porze

    Andrzej Kostenko (1999)

    O każdej porze is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Tatra Mountains. It was directed by Andrzej Kostenko in 1999 and produced by TVP. It features Michal Jagiello, Adam Marasek, Stefan Zawadzki and Jan Krzysztof.

    Poland / 36 min

    O każdej porze

    Andrzej Kostenko

    • 1999
    • Poland
    • 36 min
    O każdej porze is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Tatra Mountains. It was directed by Andrzej Kostenko in 1999 and produced by TVP. It features Michal Jagiello, Adam Marasek, Stefan Zawadzki and Jan Krzysztof.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Hazard

    Hazard

    Thomas Stobart (1959)

    This is a health and safety film on accident prevention using professional actors, and with Joe Brown as stuntman. It tells the story of two steelworkers who attempt to climb a rock in the Dolomites. During the ascent, one of the climbers gets hit on the head by falling rocks and is knocked unconscious. As his mate descends to get help he too has an accident when he loses his hammer, and he too lies on a ledge. A film produced for the British Iron and Steel Federation and nominated to the Bafta awards in 1960 as the Best Specialised Film.

    UK / 36 min

    Hazard

    Thomas Stobart

    • 1959
    • UK
    • 36 min
    This is a health and safety film on accident prevention using professional actors, and with Joe Brown as stuntman. It tells the story of two steelworkers who attempt to climb a rock in the Dolomites. During the ascent, one of the climbers gets hit on the head by falling rocks and is knocked unconscious. As his mate descends to get help he too has an accident when he loses his hammer, and he too lies on a ledge. A film produced for the British Iron and Steel Federation and nominated to the Bafta awards in 1960 as the Best Specialised Film.

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  • Documentary / Report

    Sauvetage en montagne

    Lucien Gavinet (1964)

    Mountain rescue exercises in the Alps near Grenoble. The men of National Security are engaged in training by rescuing one of their own, appropriately blocked on the mountainside. Thanks to a winch and a radio link, a rescuer advances along the wall and hoists the troubled climber onto a stretcher. Then a helicopter picks up the volunteer on his stretcher and takes him into the air. The documentary is a report by the French television broadcasted within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit' (Behind the scenes), a monthly sports news program created by Jacques Goddet and Raymond Marcillac, and broadcast on RTF Télévision then on the first channel of the ORTF from December 13, 1961 to August 16, 1972.

    France / 13 min

    Sauvetage en montagne

    Lucien Gavinet

    • 1964
    • France
    • 13 min
    Mountain rescue exercises in the Alps near Grenoble. The men of National Security are engaged in training by rescuing one of their own, appropriately blocked on the mountainside. Thanks to a winch and a radio link, a rescuer advances along the wall and hoists the troubled climber onto a stretcher. Then a helicopter picks up the volunteer on his stretcher and takes him into the air. The documentary is a report by the French television broadcasted within the program 'Les coulisses de l'exploit' (Behind the scenes), a monthly sports news program created by Jacques Goddet and Raymond Marcillac, and broadcast on RTF Télévision then on the first channel of the ORTF from December 13, 1961 to August 16, 1972.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Mountain men

    Mountain men

    Leo Dickinson (1984)

    This documentary looks at the work and expertise of Swiss mountain guides from the Grindelwald Valley, who describe two very dangerous rescues from the north side of the Eiger. The film is part of the series 'Pushing the limits', a series of 10 programs by Leo Dickinson documenting sporting adventures which often test the limits of human endurance. Each episode concentrated on one sport, varying from climbing to hot air ballooning.

    UK / 26 min

    Mountain men

    Leo Dickinson

    • 1984
    • UK
    • 26 min
    This documentary looks at the work and expertise of Swiss mountain guides from the Grindelwald Valley, who describe two very dangerous rescues from the north side of the Eiger. The film is part of the series 'Pushing the limits', a series of 10 programs by Leo Dickinson documenting sporting adventures which often test the limits of human endurance. Each episode concentrated on one sport, varying from climbing to hot air ballooning.

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