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Der heilige Berg
Also known as The Holy Mountain in the USA : [The Sacred Mountain]
(1926) German
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Arnold Fanck

Cast: Leni Riefenstahl [Diotima, the dancer], Luis Trenker [Karl, the friend], Ernst Petersen [Vigo], Hannes Schneider [the mountain guide], Friedrich Schneider [Colli], Frida Richard [the mother]

Berg-und Sportfilm production; distributed by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA]. / Scenario by Arnold Fanck. Art direction by Leopold Blonder. Sculptures by Karl Böhm. Cinematography by Arnold Fanck, Hans Schneeberger and Sepp Allgeier + [Albert Benitz and Helmar Lerski]. Camera assistants, Albert Benitz and Kurt Neubert. Edited by Arnold Fanck. / [?] Premiered? November 1926 in Austria. Released 17 December 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot at the Atelier Staaken studio in Berlin, Germany, and on mountain locations in Switzerland. The film was released in Finland on 11 April 1927. The film was released in the USA on 28 November 1927. The film was released in Japan on 28 September 1928. The film was reconstructed in 2001 from two prints held by Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv and by Fondazione Cineteca Italiana.


Survival status: Prints exist in the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv film archive [35mm restoration positive]; and in the Fondazione Cineteca Italiana film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Listing updated: 12 March 2018.

References: O’Leary-Silent p. ? : Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Thomas Kunze.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc; DVD.

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