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Filmography

Leni Riefenstahl

    • Germany 
    • B/W silent
    • 87 min 

    After a mountaineer is killed attempting to climb a difficult mountain, his son dreams of conquering the peak that has defeated his father. But his mother makes him promise never to attempt it. Events eventually force her to release him from the promise, and he ascends the mountain successfully.


    Der Berg des Schicksals 1924 poster aa.jpg

    Drama

    • Germany 
    • B/W sound
    • 94 min 

    The film is about a man who works alone at the Mont Blanc weather station gathering data. His only contact with the world below is via Morse code signals. He is joined by a woman friend, who helps him survive a terrible storm over the mountain. Filmed on location in Arosa, Switzerland, Babelsberg Observatory in Potsdam, Germany, and Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France, the film is notable for its mountain footage.


    Sturme uber dem Montblanc 1930 poster b.jpg

    Drama

    • Germany 
    • B/W silent
    • 150 min 

    Mount Doom Piz Palu: Here loses Dr. Krafft in an accident his wife Mary. Since then he wanders restlessly over the mountain. Ten years later he appears in a remote mountain cabin at the engagement party of a young couple named John and Mary. Spurred by the project, a group of students wants to climb the summit Krafft. Hans and Mary, to follow him. But the students are buried by an avalanche, Hans falls almost off, and Krafft seriously injured by a falling block of ice. The three climbers must spend the night in the freezing cold. Maria Krafft is his jacket. The next day, John and Mary be saved, Krafft is frozen.


    Die weisse holle vom Piz Palu 1929 poster a.jpg

    Drama

    • Germany 
    • B/W sound
    • 85 min 

    Junta is hated by the people in the village where she lives, especially by the women, who suspect her of being a witch. Only she can climb the nearby mountains to a cave high up, whence a mysterious blue light glows when the moon is full. Many young men of the village have died trying to follow her. She is driven out of town, and takes to living in the mountains. Eventually she shares the secret of the blue light with one man, and he betrays it.


    Das blaue licht 1932 poster a.jpg

    Drama

    • Germany 
    • B/W silent
    • 112 min 

    Der grosse sprung is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Dolomites. It was directed by Arnold Fanck in 1927 and produced by UFA. It features Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Hans Schneeberger, Paul Graetz and Walter Riml.


    Der Grosse Sprung 1927 poster a.jpg

    Drama

    • Germany 
    • B/W silent
    • 106 min 

    Two friends fall in love with the dancer Diotima. While climbing in the mountains, they got into a fight and the younger man falls over a ledge. The older it can just hold still, but no longer pull. A snow storm draws on, and the older friend sees a hallucination and Diotima in a world of ice in front of an altar occur. He wants to go on it, but it actually crashes and his friend to death. Organised by Diotima rescue team comes too late.


    Der heilige berg 1926 poster a.jpg

    Drama

    • Subgenre

      Mountain Drama
    • About

    • UK / Germany / France / Belgium 
    • Color
    • 180 min 

    A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis.


    Die Macht der Bilder - Leni Riefenstahl 1993 poster a.jpg
  • Himmelhoch und abgrundtief 2008 poster a.jpg
    • Germany 
    • Color
    • 47 min 

    In eis und schnee 1997 poster a.jpg
    • Germany 
    • Color
    • 94 min 

    Wer war Arnold Fanck 1989 poster a.jpg

Found films (10)

Original title Year Dir / Prod Locations Genres
Picture Film data Locations
Der berg des schicksals 1924 Arnold Fanck, Berg-Und Sportfilm Dolomites Drama
Der berg des schicksals Dolomites
Stürme uber dem Montblanc Sturme uber dem Montblanc 1930 Arnold Fanck, Aafa-Film AG Mont Blanc Drama
Stürme uber dem Montblanc Sturme uber dem Montblanc Mont Blanc
Die weisse hölle vom Piz Palü Die weisse hölle vom Piz Palu 1929 Arnold Fanck, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Sokal-Film Piz Palü Drama
Die weisse hölle vom Piz Palü Die weisse hölle vom Piz Palu Piz Palü
Das blaue licht 1932 Leni Riefenstahl, Leni Riefenstahl-Produktion Monte Cristallo Drama
Das blaue licht Monte Cristallo
Der grosse sprung 1927 Arnold Fanck, UFA Dolomites Drama
Der grosse sprung Dolomites
Der heilige berg 1926 Arnold Fanck, UFA Pennine Alps Drama
Der heilige berg Pennine Alps
Die macht der bilder - Leni Riefenstahl 1993 Ray Müller, Nomad Films [Belgium], Omega Film Piz Palü, Dolomites Documentary
Die macht der bilder - Leni Riefenstahl Piz Palü
Dolomites
Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief 2008 Hans-Jürgen Panitz, Matthias Fanck, Arte, SWR, Movieman Productions Matterhorn, Eiger, Grandes Jorasses, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Mont Blanc Documentary
Faszination bergfilm - Himmelhoch und abgrundtief Matterhorn
Eiger
Grandes Jora...
Cima Grande ...
Mont Blanc
In eis und schnee 1997 Hans-Jürgen Panitz, Media TV, Omega Film, BR Mont Blanc, Piz Palü Documentary
In eis und schnee Mont Blanc
Piz Palü
Wer war Arnold Fanck? 1989 Hans-Jürgen Panitz, Media TV, Omega Film, BR Mont Blanc, Piz Palü Documentary
Wer war Arnold Fanck? Mont Blanc
Piz Palü