Piz Palu - Famous Silent Film

Before Leni Riefenstahl was a director and film maker, she was an actress who starred in several movies.  One of her most talked-about acting performances was in the still-famous silent film, Piz Palu,* a mountain-climbing adventure directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and Arnold Fanck. 

A segment of that film is featured in this clip, from "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood," a 1995 documentary by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill (regarding Europe's silent films).  Kenneth Branagh is the narrator.


* The mountain, Piz Palu, is located in the Bernina Range of the Swiss-Italian Alps.

Credits

From "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood," a 1995 documentary by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill, online via YouTube.  Copyright, Cinema Guild, Inc., all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes.

Narrated by Kenneth Branagh

Musical score by Carl Davis

 

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