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Cavalieri della Montagna

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.


This Italian docudrama is a trifle too long at 80 minutes. Still, the photography by Gustav Lantschner is riveting throughout, even when nothing much is happening. Writer/director Severino Cesara casts himself as a mountain climber, determined to conquer a treacherous Alpine Peak. He is joined in this mission by another climbing enthusiast, Walter Cavallini. No mountain-climbing movie has ever been able to truly capture the excitement or euphoria of the "real thing," though this one comes awfully close...more