Der Grosse Sprung

Der Grosse Sprung

Leni Riefenstahl
Director: Arnold Fanck Cast: Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl
, Luis Trenker
Luis Trenker
, Hans Schneeberger
Hans Schneeberger
Arnold Fanck

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Overview

Writer/director Arnold Fanck reteamed Leni Riefenstahl and Luis Trenker, the stars of his previous hit Der Heilige Berg, for this light-hearted "mountain film," which has the sub-title "an improbable but happy story." The goatherd Gita (Riefenstahl) is a skilled mountaineer who lives in a small village in the Alps, where she is pursued by her less athletic suitor Toni (Trenker). Michael Treuherz (Hans Schneeberger, also one of the film's cinematographers), a wealthy hypochondriac, comes to the mountains on a restorative vacation, and is rescued by Gita when he topples into a stream. She and Toni teach him how to ski, and Gita offers herself as the prize in a ski race. Treuherz wins and he and Gita marry and raise a family in the Alps. 27/112

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2020
UPC: 0738329246174
Original Release: 1927
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 35,553

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Great Leap
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [19:03]
2. Chapter 2 [14:46]
3. Chapter 3 [16:58]
4. Chapter 4 [15:22]
5. Chapter 5 [16:42]
6. Chapter 6 [17:20]
7. Chapter 7 [11:23]

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