Stars: Leni Riefenstahl, Gustav Diessl Director: Arnold Fanck, G. W. Pabst Runtime: 94 Minutes Language: English subtitles - Original music score Color: Black and White Format: DVD-R Rating: NR
Die Weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü (1929) White Hell of Pitz Palu
Directed by Arnold Fanck - Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Cast: Gustav Diessl .... Dr. Johannes Krafft Leni Riefenstahl .... Maria Maioni Ernst Petersen .... Hans Brandt Ernst Udet .... Flieger Udet Mizzi Götzel .... Maria Krafft Otto Spring .... Christian Klucker
Nothing like it before, nothing like it again!
A young couple go climbing in the mountains on their honeymoon, she gets killed and he, unconsolable, wanders the mountains for years without her. Another couple come to the same mountains, meet him and ask him to be their guide. Disaster strikes yet again. A frozen mountain landscape is the setting for some of the most spectacular film shots of the era which have not been surpassed even with todays technology. Excellent!