The Dark Glow of the Mountains
Filmfest 2007

THE DARK GLOW OF THE MOUNTAINS follows the recurrent theme of an individual pushing against human limits in defiance of gravity, but now forced to return to and overcome an earlier trauma. Famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner lost a brother during a climbing expedition in the Himalayas, but still persisted in climbing all of the world‘s tallest peaks without oxygen tanks. Herzog takes him back to the mountain that claimed his brother and later follows Messner as he embarks upon a continuous oxygen-free climb of two 8,000-meter mountains. David Church, sensesofcinema.com

tags: Documentary

Credits

Director: Werner Herzog