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The story is based on the worst avalanche catastrophe that ever took place in the Alps.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beatrix Bilgeri ...
Jaron Löwenberg ...
Gerd Böckmann ...
Krista Stadler ...
Ernas Mutter
Ernst Konarek ...
Erwin Leder ...
Ernas Father
Lena Reichmuth ...
Hilda Casagrande
Julia Gschnitzer ...
The Baron's Mother
Eisi Gulp ...
Michael-Joachim Heiss ...
Werner Metzler
Marianne Pardeller ...
Mutter Casagrande
Martin Maria Abram ...
Father Jenny
Birgit Melcher ...
Mother Jenny


The story is based on the worst avalanche catastrophe that ever took place in the Alps.

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Drama | History | Romance



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3 September 2010 (Austria)  »

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1.85 : 1
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The realistic snowstorm towards the end of the film is achieved by a helicopter hovering directly above the actors. See more »


Towards the end of the movie, a modern cable car station is clearly visible in the background. See more »


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Good drama with local history * worth seeing
10 November 2010 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

This is the film version of the best selling book "Der Atem des Himmels" by Reinhold Bilgeri. A drama about a woman, that flees from her past into a mountain village to find love and encounter a horrible avalanche disaster in Vorarlberg/Austria.

I saw this, when it premiered on the Festspielbühne in Bregenz and I was quite impressed.

Reinhold Bilgeri is an ambitious man and filmmaker. He wouldn t let go of this project, he believed in it. And you can see, that he put his heart (and his family) in it.

From the very first scene the atmosphere of the book was on the screen. The pictures I had in mind when I read the lines were almost identical with what I saw there. Sure, some of the actors were more talented than other but I think this didn't hurt the overall experience. Some of the people in the film were actually from the region and farmers in real life. Whats more believable than that? From technical aspects is "Der Atem des Himmels" comparable to big German productions despite the low-budget. In the film the focus is more on the drama, less on the avalanche. The story's between the people, what Erna von Gaderthurn experiences. "Titanic" in the mountains, with less water and more snow.

I did especially like the performance of Reinholds daughter, Laura Bilgeri. She s an upcoming star for sure.

Overall I think you should give the film a shot and see it. It's the perfect example what man with a vision can achieve. And thats a lot!

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