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The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (original title)
A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

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A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

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Where is steiner now?
6 July 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

It is necessary a great filmmaker to transform a simple sport in something interesting and fascinating.This 45 minutes documentary show us that it is possible!. HERZOG acts as a witness leaving STEINER do the entire work becoming a bird and talking freely about his fears. One the most amazing moments is when STEINER tell us a certain story that happened when he was a child,pure poetry in complete resonance with the film as a whole. In other moments ,the camera captures in a thrilling way all the danger involved in ski-jumping. STEINER made a small appearance in other HERZOG'S masterpiece, KASPAR HAUSER. Where is STEINER now?. I have read in internet that he lives in a small village in Sweden and works as a Gardener.


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