The White Hell of Pitz Palü
aka Die Weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü First screened in October 1998
Directors: Arnold Fanck and G.W. Pabst. Cast: Gustav Diessl, Leni Riefenstahl, Ernst Petersen, Otto Spring, Ernst Udet, Mizzi Götzel. Screenplay: Arnold Fanck and Ladislaus Vajda. Twitter Capsule:
Cinematography conjures vertiginous terror of the Alps and their icy luster. A breathtaking adventure.
So high on "How'd they film that?" spectrum. Premier exemplar of historically significant bergfilm genre. Innovative blend of fiction and actuality. Exciting as hell.