Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.

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Alexander Held ...
Dr. Franz Burda
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Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.

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14 January 2010 (Germany)  »

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Nanga Parbat - L'ascension extrême  »

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According to Reinhold Messner, his younger brother Günther, who was sick at high altitudes, died on the descent through the Diamir valley in an avalanche, when Reinhold himself was looking for the way. The older brother survived the descent via the totally unknown route only by a narrow margin. See more »

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Where the Mountains Meet the Sky
Performed by Gustavo Santaolalla and Hubert von Goisern
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Best parts are filmed in Pakistan
15 January 2012 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

I have a limited understanding of this film so am writing this review only because there were no other reviews yet. My understanding is limited because I do not speak German and apparently there has been no release of this film with English subtitles, or at least I could not find one (I did find some English subtitles on the internet but they were both badly out of synch and a mashed Google translation from Russian!). Hence, some of the dialog was rather lost on me and very likely some of the drama as well.

I primarily viewed this film not for the story but in the hopes of spectacular mountain scenery and spectacular mountain climbing sequences. There was some of this, but not nearly enough for my tastes, or I would have given the film a higher rating. A better film (also German but available with English subtitles) is North Face (Nordwand, IMDb #tt0844457) which is both very dramatic and has very spectacular mountain climbing sequences (although I still wanted more there as well).

To my mind, the best parts of the film took place in Pakistan and in the Pakistani Himalayan foothills. Very nice and interesting photography, and I gleaned from the credits that it was actually filmed there. I love seeing exotic locales like that, which I am unlikely to see otherwise, and I found the film worth my time just for that. I would watch it again if I could find a version with good English subtitles.


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