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The white hell of Pitz Palü [videorecording] / Sokal Film presents a film by Arnold Fanck ; production, H.R. Sokal-Film GmbH ; screenplay by Arnold Fanck and Ladislaus Vajda ; direction, Dr. Arnold Fanck and G.W. Pabst.

Publication:
New York : Kino on Video, c2005.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
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Other Title:
Original German title: Weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü
Subjects:
Mountains in motion pictures.
Alps -- Bavarian (Germany).
Vacation homes -- Drama.
Rescues -- Drama.
Mountaineering -- Drama.
Motion pictures, German.
Form/Genre:
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Silent films.
Language:
English intertitles.
System Details:
DVD, region 1, NTSC.
Summary:
While enjoying a romantic stay in a remote mountain cabin, Maria and Hans discover a logbook revealing the tragic tale of Dr. Johannes Krafft. He lost his wife in an avalanche, and wanders the faces of Pitz Palu seeking to reclaim her frozen corpse. On the anniversary of her death, Krafft appears at the cabin, and Maria and Hans volunteer to join him on the next leg of his grim expedition. A series of unfortunate events leaves the three stranded on the dreaded north face without shelter or supplies. While Johannes℗s loyal friend leads a spectacular torch-lit rescue effort through the icy glacial caves, Johannes, Maria and Hans face the realization that they cannot all survive, and someone is fated to perish in the White Hell of Pitz Palu.
Participant:
Leni Riefenstahl, Gustav Diessl, Ernst Petersen, Pilot Ernst Udet, Mountainguide Spring.
Credits:
Photography, Sepp Allgeier, Richard Angst, Hans Schneeberger ; music, Ashley Irwin (1998).
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1929; distributed in Germany by Aafa-Film A.G.
Restored and remastered in 1997 in collaboration between the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek and Taurus Film in the Federal Archive/Film Archive.
Special features: "The Immoderation of me", an interview with Leni Riefenstahl; excerpt of the 1935 sound re-issue version; photo gallery.
Contributor:
Fanck, Arnold, 1889-1974. , Screenwriter, Director
Pabst, G. W. (Georg Wilhelm), 1885-1967. , Director
Riefenstahl, Leni. , Actor
Diessl, Gustav, 1899-1948. , Actor
Petersen, Ernst, 1860-1930. , Actor
Sokal-Film (Firm) , Producer
Kino International Corporation. , Distributor
OCLC:
61772854
Publisher Number:
738329042424
K424 Kino on Video