Die Wand

Lothar Brandler

Germany / 1974 / 28'


A story of defeat when the weight of the seasons matches the weigt of the years of a man who loves mountains that he has always conquered and have now defeated him.


Lothar Brandler

Born in Dresden in 1936, Lothar Brandler was a singular figure who succeeded in expressing his passion for the mountains first as an extreme climber and subsequently in the role of film director. Having started climbing cliffs and vertical rock faces at the age of just 11, in 1958 he opened the famous “Direttissima” on the north face of the Grande di Lavaredo. In subsequent years it was the turn of other important feats such as ascent of the Roda de Vael, the north face of the Eiger and that of the Grandes Jorasses. As a director he made 130 documentaries and three full-length films: he won no less than three prizes at Trento Film Festival, in 1964, 1967 and 1974, also receiving other precious awards.

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