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Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (1991)

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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Roccia Innerkofler
Stefan Glowacz ...
Martin Sedlmayr
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Katharina
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Stephen
Gunilla Karlzen ...
Carla
Chavela Vargas ...
Indianerin
Georg Marischka ...
Werbeagent
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Himalaja-Bezwinger
Hans Kammerlander ...
Bergsteiger
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Estanciero
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Ivan
Amelie Fried ...
TV-Moderatorin
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Wolfgang Müller
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A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer (Roccia), the other a sport climber (Martin), results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roccia states that Martin wouldn't survive on a 'real' climbing expedition, although he is the indoor 'world champion'. Then they both plan to climb the '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 in the area. The journalist Ivan, using the rivalry for media exploitation, is joining them and reporting. The rivalry among the two men results eventually in the death of a common friend. Martin claims to have been at the top of 'Cerro Torre', but can't proof it. Then Martin 'steals' Roccia's girlfriend (Katrina), who feels lonely and under appreciated by Roccia. After some time the two men meet again at 'Cerro Torre' and the rivalry results in a 'climb against time' in ... Written by Anonymous

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3 October 1991 (Germany)  »

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Scream of Stone  »

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DEM 6,340,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Herzog revealed once 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 »

Goofs

During Roccia'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 »

Quotes

Ivan: Terrific. Terrific. He's going to run up the mountain.
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Soundtracks

Tristan und Isolde
Music by Richard Wagner
Performed by Birgit Nilsson with Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch
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Better then average climbing movie
3 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Im a mountain climber and love to watch movies about climbing, that stated most movies in this genre usually have really fake seaming climbing scene for example Cliff hanger with S Stalone climbing a huge wall in the Rockies(really Dolomites in Italy) with all the gear but using none of it or the bolt gun?(no such thing). Scream of Stone has plenty of fake stuff to stay in my contrived genre but is way more real, shot in Patigonia with a story by very famous climber (R Messner). There are some very real seaming climbing in this film. For a climbing film this is a ten as a real movie its really a five I gave it a eight as a compromise. All climbers will love this film enjoy


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