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Death of a Guide (1975)

Mort d'un guide (original title)
Veteran Chamonix mountain guide Michel Servoz (Pierre Rousseau) and the young aspiring guide Patrick Falavier (Jeane-Pierre Marry) attempt to climb the west face of the Dru in the ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Jacques Ertaud

Writer:

Henri Grangé

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Rousseau Pierre Rousseau ... Michel Servoz
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... Philippe Falavier
Victor Lanoux ... Maurice Merinchal
Jean-Pierre Mary Jean-Pierre Mary ... Patrick Falavier (as Jean-Pierre Marry)
Jeanne Allard Jeanne Allard ... Marie Servoz
Joëlle Fossier Joëlle Fossier ... Catherine Servoz
Jean Valmont Jean Valmont ... Capitaine Morteau
Françoise Lugagne Françoise Lugagne ... Lucienne Falavier
Yves Peneau Yves Peneau ... Adrien Falavier
Edmond Denis Edmond Denis ... Christian Lajoux
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... Pierre Taconnaz
Jacques Marchand Jacques Marchand ... L'adjudant Thiébaud
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Chantelot
Bernard Charlan Bernard Charlan ... Tardiveau
Adrien Nicati Adrien Nicati ... Le chef guide
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Storyline

Veteran Chamonix mountain guide Michel Servoz (Pierre Rousseau) and the young aspiring guide Patrick Falavier (Jeane-Pierre Marry) attempt to climb the west face of the Dru in the Mont-Blanc massif. When they are gone for five days, the captain of the gendarmerie Morteau (Jean Valmont) is worried, but he can not undertake research for a rescue without the permission of the family.

Mary Servoz (Jeanne Allard) wants to respect the wish of her husband to keep the race secret. His daughter Catherine (Joëlle Fossier), engaged to Patrick, does not share this opinion. For her the waiting has been long enough. A journalist reveals that Michel tries to climb the west face of the Dru.

After being rescued Michel recounts the circumstances in which Patrick was killed, struck by lightning. A month later, Michel resumes his activities as a guide. During his first expedition the client reveals his true identity: he is the brother of the deceased Patrick and he wants to know what realy happened high up...

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savoy | mountainous landscape | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 January 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Entscheidung in der Wand See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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