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3 April 1985 (USA) See more »
Werner Herzog follows mountaineers Hans Kammerlander and Reinhold Messner during their expedition into climbing the Gasherbrum mountains... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Werner Herzog ... Himself
Hans Kammerlander ... Himself
Reinhold Messner ... Himself

Directed by
Werner Herzog 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Werner Herzog 

Produced by
Werner Herzog .... producer
Manfred Nägele .... producer: SDR
Original Music by
Popol Vuh 
Cinematography by
Rainer Klausmann 
Film Editing by
Maximiliane Mainka 
Sound Department
Christine Ebenberger .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Reinhold Messner .... second camera operator
Jorge Vignati .... second camera
Other crew
Werner Herzog .... commentary

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Also Known As:
"Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg" - West Germany (original title)
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45 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
3 From Herzog, 2 March 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Dark Glow of the Mountain, The (1984)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Interesting documentary from Werner Herzog follows world famous mountain climbers Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander as they scale both of the Gasherbrum mountains, which are 8,000 meters each. The documentary really doesn't focus on the difficulty of the climb but instead the psychology of what it takes to be willing to do something as dangerous as this. Herzog asks some hard questions about their mental state and if they have a death wish and their answers are kind of unique.

No One Will Play With Me (1976)

*** (out of 4)

Werner Herzog directed short about a young boy who plays alone in his classroom because no on there wants to play with him. One day a girl goes back to his house to see his pet raven and then we learn why he is the way he is. This is a rather bleak and depressing little film and Herzog perfectly captures the mood of the "secret", which I won't reveal here.

Ballad of a Little Soldier (1984)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Werner Herzog documentary takes a look at the children soldiers caught up in the Miskito Indian battle in Nicaragua. The first part of the film takes a look at the adults doing their thing but it grows rather boring pretty quickly. The interviews by Herzog are honest and straight forward but nothing really picks up the drama actually going on with the kids.

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