The Dark Glow of the Mountains

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The Dark Glow of the Mountains
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Messner at the summit of Gasherbrum II
Directed by Werner Herzog
Produced by Werner Herzog
Written by Werner Herzog
Starring Reinhold Messner
Hans Kammerlander
Werner Herzog
Narrated by Werner Herzog
Music by Popol Vuh
Cinematography Rainer Klausmann
Edited by Maximiliane Mainka
Distributed by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
Release dates
Running time
45 min.
Country West Germany
Language German

The Dark Glow of the Mountains (Gasherbrum - Der Leuchtende Berg) is a TV documentary made in 1984 by German filmmaker Werner Herzog. It is about an expedition made by freestyle mountain climber Reinhold Messner and his partner Hans Kammerlander to climb Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I all in one trip without returning to base camp. The film is not so much concerned with showing the climb itself or giving guidelines on mountaineering, but seeks to reveal the inner motivation of the climbers.

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