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Annapurna (1953)

Victoire sur l'Annapurna (original title)
This documentary was released in France 1953 only 8 weeks before Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest. The first 8,000 m peak to be climbed was the Annapurna I, three years earlier ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcel Ichac

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Couzy Jean Couzy ... Himself
Francis de Noyelle Francis de Noyelle ... Himself
Maurice Herzog Maurice Herzog ... Himself - Narrator / Head of expedition
Marcel Ichac Marcel Ichac ... Himself - Narrator
Louis Lachenal Louis Lachenal ... Himself
Jacques Oudot Jacques Oudot ... Himself - Doctor
Gaston Rébuffat Gaston Rébuffat ... Himself
Marcel Schatz Marcel Schatz ... Himself
Lionel Terray Lionel Terray ... Himself
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This documentary was released in France 1953 only 8 weeks before Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest. The first 8,000 m peak to be climbed was the Annapurna I, three years earlier in 1950, by a French expedition including Maurice Herzog, Lionel Terray, Gaston Rébuffat, Jean Crouzy, Marcel Schutz, Jacques Oudot, Francis de Noyelle an cinematographer Marcel Ichac, the only one who had already an Himalayan experience (see 'Karakoram', film of 1936 awarded at Venice Film Festival in 1938). It's an epic adventure filmed in difficult conditions by an expert of mountain film and which ended in an anticlimax of disasters and injuries. Written by Dominique Tirmarche

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The "Kon-Tiki" of the Mountains! See more »

Genres:

Documentary

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 April 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Annapurna See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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