GASHERBRUM - DER LEUCHTENDE BERG
Germany / 1984 / 45'
In the sumer of 1984 Reinhold Messner, the exceptional Alto-Adige climber, climbed two peaks of Karakorum, the Gasherbrum I and II. He climbed them without returning to the base cam in between. He was accompanied by the young mountaineer Hans Kammerlander.
Werner Herzog was born in Munich, Germany, in 1942. He grew up in a village buried deep in the Bavarian mountains, where there was neither television nor telephone. When only nineteen and still at high school he used to work nightshifts as a solderer in an iron and steel factory in order to earn money to produce his first film, Herakles (1962). Since then he has produced, written and shot more than forty films, published more than a dozen books and directed several films. His vast filmography includes: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser: Every Man for Himself and God Against All (1974), winner of the Jury Great prize in Cannes in 1975, Stroszek (1977), Nosferatu (1978), Woyzeck (1979), God’s Angry Man (1980), Fitzcarraldo (1982), which was awarded for the best film production in Cannes in 1982.