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Scream of Stone (1991)
"Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 October 1991 (Germany)
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A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (... See full summary »

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Vittorio Mezzogiorno ...
Roccia
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Katharina
Stefan Glowacz ...
Martin
Al Waxman ...
Stephen
Gunilla Karlzen ...
Carla
Chavela Vargas ...
Indianerin
Georg Marischka ...
Werbeagent
Volker Prechtel ...
Himalaja-Bezwinger
Hans Kammerlander ...
Bergsteiger
Lautaro Murúa ...
Estanciero
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Ivan
Amelie Fried ...
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Wolfgang Müller
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A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (the mountaineering expert) states that Martin (the sport climber) wouldn't survive a day on a 'real' climbing expedition, although he is considered to be the world's best sport climber (having just won an indoor 'world championship,' an event depicted in the opening scene). They plan to climb 'Cerro Torre,' in the Patagonia region of South America, near the Argentinian/Chilean border, one of the world's most difficult mountains, especially considering the extreme weather conditions common to the area. The rivalry among the two men results eventually in the death of their common friend and the stealing of Roger's girlfriend (Katrina) by Martin. In the end the rivalry results in a 'climb against time' in which Martin and Roger each attempt different routes up the mountain in a race to the summit. But ... Written by Albert Stam <stam@cs.utwente.nl>

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In his documentary 'I Am My Films' Werner Herzog discusses early pre-production details of 'Scream of Stone' with mountain climber Reinhold Messner, during which Herzog reveals that Klaus Kinski was originally going to play the leading character in the film; a role which subsequently went to Vittorio Mezzogiorno instead. See more »

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During Roger's climb of Cerro Torre, in the scene immediately following the blizzard, several crew members can be seen in the reflection of his goggles. See more »

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Many approaches to climbing issues, in a Nouvelle Vague atmosphere.
9 April 2002 | by (Campinas - SP - Brazil) – See all my reviews

Herzog succeeds to show simultaneously several issues related to climbing.

The issue of the spectator: he is rather driven by roman circus spirit than by olympic ideals. The issues of the media: if there is an audience, there is money. The issues of the climbers: they are described as a king of athlete driven by a competitive spirit which allow betting its own life to reach a summit. The outdoors views of the famous Cerro Torre are beautiful and rare.

Some spectators might feel bored by the way the film is conducted. Actually, this conduction reminds some Nouvelle Vague issues and many spectators felt bored by films directed by monsters of the Nouvelle Vague like Antonioni, Goddard etc... C'est la vie.

Yet, Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein deserves to be seen by those who appreciate Herzog cinema.


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