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22 March 2007 (Germany) See more »
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Daredevil mountain climbers on their attempt to break yet another speed climbing record. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Thomas Huber ... Himself
Alexander Huber ... Himself
Dean S. Potter ... Himself
Chongo ... Himself

Directed by
Pepe Danquart 
 
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Pepe Danquart 

Produced by
Kirsten Hager .... producer
Erich Lackner .... producer
Mirjam Quinte .... producer
Ronald Vietz .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Dorian Cheah 
Christoph Israel 
 
Cinematography by
Martin Hanslmayr 
Franz Hinterbrandner 
Max Reichel 
Wolfgang Thaler 
 
Film Editing by
Mona Bräuer 
 
Production Management
Carmen Stozek .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Achim Hofmann .... sound engineer
Erik Mischijew .... sound designer
Matz Müller .... sound designer
Thomas Neumann .... sound designer
Max Rammler-Rogall .... sound mixer
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Roman Volkholz .... foley editor
Hanse Warns .... foley mixer
 
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Lutz Lemke .... main title designer & animator
Manfred Turek .... digital colorist
Manuel Voss .... digital compositor
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Berg .... digital intermediate producer
Matthias Costantini .... assistant editor
Peter Jaitz .... assistant editor
Arne Nostitz-Rieneck .... assistant editor
 
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Lisa Busse .... production assistant
Anne Urban .... production service: Argentina
 

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"Am Limit" - Germany (original title)
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Argentina:95 min | Austria:95 min | Germany:95 min
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Insanely good movie, 12 August 2007
Author: tarn_seiche from Australia

Just so you know, I do not speak German or climb mountains (or anything else) however, Am Limit is accessible and dramatic enough to overcome my limitations. The scenery is brutal and gorgeous, and the action is gripping. Unlike "Touching the Void", there seems to be a strong bond of trust between the climbers and the crew, allowing us to see some spectacularly death defying footage in intimate close-up. The camera also manages to capture the spirit of place - the aloof ice princesses that are the Torres Del Paine, in the Patagonian wilderness; and the gentler charm of the Yosemite valley in late summer. There are very clear shots of the climbing routes (I had not understood why that feature of El Capitan was called "the Nose" until I was staring up its right nostril!). This is not just beautiful mountains, high adrenaline and ripped abs (although there are no shortage of these). The relationship between two fiercely independent and competitive brothers, sometimes striving for mutual goals, sometimes conflicted, always connected fraternally, but not always happily, make an absorbing psychological story within a story of the obsessive climbing fraternity. The "minor" characters Dean S. Potter, Chongo, and several who are given sobriquets like "old school American climbers" or no name at all (I recognized the one they called 'Andy' was Andy Perkins) provide some amazing footage, and are complex and interesting people as well, but the film (wisely, I think) keeps its focus tightly on the Huber brothers and their attempt to break the speed climbing record for the Nose.

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