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Brévent (2525m)
Graian Alps

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    • France 
    • Color
    • 178 min 

    Based on the classic Roger Frison-Roche novel, "La grande crevasse", these two films tell a story of bravery, tragedy, loyalty and love in the community of Chamonix at the end of the ’30s. It is a place where fashionable society from the great European capitals mingles with local guides and mountain people. Although the two worlds cross, they do not really mix. The men of the Servettaz family have been guides for generations. In "Premier de cordée" and "La grande crevasse", tragedy and love strike the Servattaz family, forever changing them and the community in which they live.

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    • France 
    • B/W sound
    • 106 min 

    For many years, Jean Servettaz has worked as a mountain guide in Chamonix but, too aware of the risks of his profession, he gives this up so that he can run a guest house for tourists. He intends that his son Pierre will follow his example and become a hotelier but Pierre is too in love with the mountains to even consider such an idea. A head injury sustained in a climbing accident puts paid to Pierre's dreams of becoming a guide. Afflicted with vertigo, he leaves for Paris and works as a receptionist in a luxury hotel. It isn't long before Pierre is drawn back to the snow-capped mountains and, with the help of his fiancée Alice he makes another attempt to overcome his fear of heights. When his father is caught in a thunderstorm whilst taking a tourist across a hazardous stretch of the mountains Pierre has a chance to prove himself...

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    • Subgenre

      Mountain Drama
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