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The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain (1926)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1926 Wide

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Leni Riefenstahl made her film debut in this "mountain film" by writer/director Arnold Fanck, and went on to appear in five more under his direction. In Der Heilige Berg she plays the professional dancer Diotima who finds herself the apex of a love triangle when she is pursued by two mountain climbers, Vigo (Ernst Petersen) and his unnamed older friend (Luis Trenker). Diotima is drawn to the elder climber but can't refrain from encouraging Vigo's attentions as well in a spirited skiing session.

Aug 12, 2003

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The Alps retain their majesty all the better with Fanck's framing.

June 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews
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'Why is nature so beautiful to us?' a dancer (Leni Riefenstahl) asks; it's a question we still ponder, which is one reason the film continues to awe...

September 22, 2003
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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