The courage to climb in high
altitudes allows an approach to the topic of pride. In the focus
of this documentary are two men who report on self-estimation
and imprudence in the mountains. For the extreme mountaineer
Hans Kammerlander, the calculated risk is part of his daily discipline.
The other man, the hobby mountaineer Thomas Milnik, has risked
his life several times by pushing his limits quite deliberately.
The film follows a strange story when he was stuck five icy days
and nights on a small rock outcrop on Germany’s highest
mountain and his sayings that he didn’t really want to
Nowhere else does the “mortal sin of pride” lead
so directly to a fall as it does in mountaineering.
Graz (A) 2005
Mountain Film Festival Tegernsee (D) 2005
Mountain Film Festival Graz (A) 2005
Mountain Film Days Going (A) 2006
Mountain Film Open Air Böhlitz (D) 2006
Bergsichten Dresden (D) 2006 Kendal Mountain Film Festival (GB) 2008
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (GB) 2009
PRIDE A 2004, Digi-Beta, 25 min.
& Director: Martin Betz
Cinematography: Enzo Brandner, Franz Riess
Sound: Hans Schranz, Wolfram Wuinovic
Editing: Nina Slatosch
Music: Gerrit Wunder
Producer: Michael Cencig
part of the TV series „The seven mortal sins“, a cooperation
of the Vienna Film Academy with the Austrian
Broadcasting Corporation (ORF / Dept. Religion).
Production: Metafilm / ORF
First screening: November 23rd, 2004, „kreuz&quer“,