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Die Große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner

  • Release Date: Jan 01, 1974
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  • Runtime: 45 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Werner Herzog


In this documentary, the dramatic ski-jumping exploits of Walter Steiner are explored, along with his life-story and the philosophy which motivates him. Steiner is a Swiss woodcarver who experiences something resembling bliss in the confrontation with fear which is a feature of ski-jumping. One highlight of the film is its slow-motion footage of jumping. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi