Two famous competitive climbers make a bet on who can climb Cerro Torre, one of the most dangerous mountains in Argentina and the world, first. As the day of the climb approaches, their increasing competitiveness becomes destructive.
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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
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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 »
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 »
The old..."finger snatcher". I'll tell you you one thing. No one ever never will get to the top. I'll tell you why. Because Cerro Torre is not a mountain. It's a scream of stone. Yeah.
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This is probably one of Herzog's least known films in States,but it's definitely worth seeking out.As always his visuals are stunning.Especially in the Climbing sequences.There is this really great shot of the younger climber hanging on the edge of the cliff ,and the way Herzog holds this shot and let's us absorb it .He always has things like that in his movies,that's one of the things that makes a Werner herzog much more than just another movie.A note to Herzog fans,you'll find all of his trademarks in this movie if you look close enough.
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