Dokumentationen / Documentaries

aBERGE, DIE MENSCHEN, DER WAHN, DIE

Deutschland 1998 - directed by: Stefan König

questions are kept in mind: what impelled and drove the people into these extreme landscapes, onto such dangerous heights? What do they get from the mountains and what do they do to the mountains?

These questions are the basis for this two hour documentary. This is the first film which takes…

aDURCH DIE WILDEN ALPEN

Deutschland 2003 - directed by: Klaus T. Steindl

The film follows a route through untouched regions and bizzare landscapes of the Alps far apart from the alpine tourist centers, far above the tree border to almost impenetrable glacier zones. The extreme environmental conditions have created retreat areas for many plants and animals which are not found elsewhere – but…

aEVEREST UNMASKED

1978 - directed by: Leo Dickinson

Above 8.000 metres in the Himalaya there is only a fraction of the oxygen at sea-level. Climbers suffer sickness and headaches and risk life threatening oedemas. Just taking a step needs a tremendous effort. It’s known as the Death Zone.

Italian and Austrian mountaineers Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler face all…

aGOLD AUS GLETSCHERN

Südtirol 1954 - directed by: Luis Trenker

Documentary film on the construction of the hydro electric power plant in Kaprun.

aICH FILMTE AM MATTERHORN

1971 - directed by: Luis Trenker

At the age of 82 the famous film maker Luis Trenker once again climbs the Matterhorn where he had made one of his most successful films „DER BERG RUFT“ (The Challenge) in 1937. The film is about the first ascend to the peak of the Matterhorn, accompished in 1865 by the…

aIN EIS UND SCHNEE - ARNOLD FANCK

Deutschland 1997 - directed by: Hans-Jürgen Panitz

Dr. Arnold Fanck, the legendary
film maker comes to life again, although he seems to have been forgotten for many years.

In 1995 the Film- und Stadtmuseum of Munich was given the opportunity to obtain the estate of Dr. Arnold Fanck. At the end of 1997 the museum dedicated an exhibition…

aITALO WESTERN, DER - DENN SIE KENNEN KEIN ERBARMEN

(FOR THEY KNOW NO MERCY) - Deutschland 2006 - directed by: H.P. Panitz

Early 1960s in Europe: the Italian film industry is in a major crisis because the popular sword and sandal films have become too costly to be financed. The Germans are beginning to produce the “Winetou” westerns. A handful of Italian directors and script writers – up front Sergio Leone who always…

aKAMERADEN UNTERM EDELWEISS

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Die Aufnahmen zu diesem Film stammen aus der Kamera eines Gebirgsjägers der ehemaligen 1. Gebirgs - Division Mittenwald.
Aus dem durchweg authentischen Material von Wolfgang Gorter entstand ein Dokumentarbericht von den Erlebnissen deutscher Gebirgsjäger zwischen 1939 und 1942.
Kämpfe bei 50 Grad unter Null, Tragödien in Schnee und Kälte am Kuban…

aKINO KOLOSSAL - HERCULES, MACISTE & CO

Deutschland / Schweiz 2000 - directed by: Hans-Jürgen Panitz

A 52 minute doc-feature on film history and the most famous muscleman productions such as
LA VENDETTA DI ERCOLE, ULISSES, MACISTE ALL’INFERNO, BEN HUR
with interviews with the ‚strong men‘ - the actors Steve Reeves, Gordon Mitchell, Rick Battaglia
and the authors/directors of these succesful films (i.e. Vittorio Cottafavi, Ennio de…

aKURTL GOES WEST

Deutschland 1998 - directed by: Stefan König

Kurt Albert (nicknamed „Kurtl“) is one of the best free climbers in the world today and quite a character. Starting at an early age, he climbed all there is to climb in his native Franconia. He has given up teaching to make free climbing his one and only profession.

This film…

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