The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain

Leni Riefenstahl
Director: Arnold Fanck Cast: Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl
, Luis Trenker
Luis Trenker
, Ernst Petersen
Ernst Petersen
Arnold Fanck

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Leni Riefenstahl made her film debut in this "mountain film" by writer/director Arnold Fanck, and went on to appear in five more under his direction. In Der Heilige Berg she plays the professional dancer Diotima who finds herself the apex of a love triangle when she is pursued by two mountain climbers, Vigo (Ernst Petersen) and his unnamed older friend (Luis Trenker). Diotima is drawn to the elder climber but can't refrain from encouraging Vigo's attentions as well in a spirited skiing session. She has a moment of intimacy with Vigo, and when the friend sees them together he angrily challenges Vigo to a dangerous climbing tour. During the trek he causes Vigo to fall but repents and rescues him. Both men, however, soon become lost in the mountains, and they perish before Diotima and the rescue team can reach them.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2018
UPC: 0738329230166
Original Release: 1926
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 57,450

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leni Riefenstahl Diotima
Luis Trenker Vigo’s Friend
Ernst Petersen Vigo

Technical Credits
Arnold Fanck Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Sepp Allgeier Cinematographer
Leopold Blonder Set Decoration/Design
Helmar Lerski Cinematographer
Hans Schneeberger Cinematographer,Screenwriter

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