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    • Switzerland / Germany / France 
    • Color
    • 60 min 

    Recreation of the Whymper's ascent.


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    Docudrama

    • Japan 
    • Color
    • 126 min 

    Sanpo Shimazaki is a volunteer mountain rescuer. He climbs mountains all over the world and knows well the difficulties and the beauty of the mountains. Sanpo wants to share his knowledge of the mountains to others. When Sanpo is called into action he never blames others even though their predicament is usually caused by them.
    Kumi Shiina is new volunteer mountain rescuer attempting to follow in her father’s footsteps. Under the guidance of rescue leader Masato Noda (Kuranosuke Sasaki) and Sanpo, Kumi undergoes a strict training regiment. Kumi also learns the perils of her new job – failed missions, the bereaved families blaming the rescuers, and the awesome power of mother nature itself. Kumi becomes tired and loses her confidence. A raging winter storm then strikes the mountain. Multiple distress calls come in. Kumi goes out for a rescue mission and what awaits for her is an unimaginable threat from mother nature ….


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    Drama

    • Japan 
    • B/W sound
    • 91 min 

    A young woman on a mountaineering holiday is accused of murdering her husband. Tied to a mountain between her brutalising spouse and her secret lover, disaster strikes. To prevent all three from plunging to their deaths, the woman is forced to choose between cutting her husband's rope or that of her lover.


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    Drama

    • 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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    Drama

    • Subgenre

      Mountain Drama
    • About

    • Japan 
    • Color
    • 97 min 

    It was as well for our nerves that neither of us had read Inoue Yasushi’s “Hyoheki” (Ice Wall). In this novel, the plot revolves around a mountaineering accident based on a real-life case. In reality (although not in the book), the disaster happened in Takidani. Like many a famous work of fiction, “Hyoheki” was first published chapter by chapter in a newspaper. This may have led Inoue to engineer a somewhat hasty denouement when the contract ran out. In any case, he eliminates his hero by sending him on a solo mission to Takidani. After climbing from the valley, Uozu Kyota reaches D-Gully. This is the last entry in his fictive diary:

    A truly jaw-dropping film set in the Japanese Alps, which comes across as a strange hybrid of German Mountain Movies crossed with the delirious melodrama of Douglas Sirk. With its high camp and luscious production design, The Precipice concerns two mountaineers in love with the same woman (Yamamoto Fujiko – an icon of '50s Japanese cinema). When one of the men plunges to his death, suspicion falls on the survivor.


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    Drama

    • Subgenre

      Mountain Drama
    • About

    • Japan 
    • Color
    • 139 min 

    In 1907, a group of men climb an unconquered peak in the last unmapped region of Japan.


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    Drama

    • Germany 
    • B/W sound
    • 95 min 

    Mountaineering drama based on the novel by Carl Haensel: The Italian Carrel and the Englishman Whymper compete for the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Whymper's first group reached the summit, but his companions rush off on the way back, and Whymper is alleged that he had to save himself, cut the rope. Since the loser Carrel rises again on the Matterhorn, is the rope that torn, not cut, and Whymper proves innocence.


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    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.


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    Drama

    • USA 
    • B/W sound
    • 79 min 

    A mountain climber from America is obsessed by his fear of the Matterhorn, where his father had died on an ascent. Other than begging the question of why he was pursuing mountain climbing to begin with, it does serve as a starting point for the plot. He refuses to climb it as part of a rescue party, which earns him the scorn of a guide who is his rival for the love of a local girl. He finally agrees to make the climb and, during the ascent, the guide tries to kill him.


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    Drama

    • France 
    • Color
    • 250 min 

    A colourful team of mountain climbers takes on an allegedly unconquerable mountain wall...


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    Drama

Found films (45)

Original title Year Dir / Prod Locations Genres
Picture Film data Locations
Le Cervin 1986 Jerzy Surdel, RTS, Telfrance, Sotel S.A., SWR, SRF, BR Matterhorn Docudrama
Le Cervin Matterhorn
Gaku 2011 Osamu Katayama, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Asahi Broadcasting Nagano, KDDI Corporation Drama
Gaku
Tsuma wa kokuhaku suru 1961 Yasuzo Masumura, Daiei Studios Mount Kitahotaka Drama
Tsuma wa kokuhaku suru Mount Kitaho...
Premier de cordée 1944 Louis Daquin, Pathé Les Drus, Brévent, Aiguille Verte Drama
Premier de cordée Les Drus
Brévent
Aiguille Verte
Hyoheki 1958 Yasuzo Masumura, Daiei Studios Mount Hotaka Drama
Hyoheki Mount Hotaka
Tsurugidake - Ten no ki 2009 Daisaku Kimura, Asahi Shimbunsha, Fuji Television Network, Kita Nippon Shinbun Mount Tsurugi Drama
Tsurugidake - Ten no ki Mount Tsurugi
Der berg ruft 1938 Luis Trenker, Luis Trenker-Film Matterhorn Drama
Der berg ruft Matterhorn
Das blaue licht 1932 Leni Riefenstahl, Leni Riefenstahl-Produktion Monte Cristallo Drama
Das blaue licht Monte Cristallo
High conquest 1947 Irving Allen, Irving Allen Productions, Monogram Pictures Matterhorn Drama
High conquest Matterhorn
La Voie Jackson 1981 Gérard Herzog, Société Française de Production, TF1 Mont Blanc Massif Drama
La Voie Jackson Mont Blanc M...