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NANGA PARBAT

by Joseph Vilsmaier

synopsis

Two brothers. One mountain. Their destiny. The brothers Reinhold and Guenther Messner had a childhood dream of one day climbing the Nanga Parbat, the over 8,000 meter “naked mountain” in the Himalayas. In the year 1970, the time has come for the 25 and 23-year-old brothers. Under the guidance of the expedition leader Dr. Karl Maria Herrligkoffer, an elitegroup of international mountain climbers intend to conquer the peak. The route leads over the legendary Rupal Wall, the highest steep face on earth. After a bad weather forecast, Reinhold Messner decides to take to the top alone. Determined but with less experience than his brother, Guenther follows him. Then Guenther suffers from mountain sickness and, on the descent, the struggle for survival begins. Only Reinhold makes it back to the camp alive …

original title: Nanga Parbat
country: Germany
sales agent: Atlas International Film GmbH
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Joseph Vilsmaier
film run: 104'
release date: DE 14/01/2010, AT 15/01/2010, CH 04/02/2010
screenplay: Reinhard Klooss, Sven Severin
cast: Florian Stetter, Andreas Tobias, Karl Markovics, Michael Kranz, Jule Ronstedt, Lena Stolze, Matthias Habich, Volker Bruch
cinematography by: Helmfried Kober, Joseph Vilsmaier
film editing: Sandy Saffeels, Uli Schön
art director: Anton Gerg
costumes designer: Renate Schoenian
music: Gustavo Santaolalla
producer: Joseph Vilsmaier
production: Perathon Film
distributor: Senator Filmverleih
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