Scream of Stone

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"In this battle, there can be no winners"
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.2  (1,442)

Scream of Stone is a 1991 film that tells the story of two climbers, who are on a quest to climb the almost impossible climb of Shivling peak in the Himalayas. The climbers, Martin and Resi, are played by Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Mathilda May respectively, while the renowned rock climber Stefan Glowacz plays himself. The film is directed by Werner Herzog and revolves around themes of love, obsession and the human mind's ability to push beyond limits.

Martin and Resi are lovers, but only Martin is obsessed with climbing. He is determined to fulfill his life's ambition of climbing Shivling peak, which is known as the Indian Eiger, a peak that is considered one of the most difficult climbs in the world. He convinces his girlfriend, Resi, to come along and bring her camera, as he wants the climb to be documented, which would make him famous.

The journey itself is a long and strenuous one, with the climbers having to battle harsh weather conditions, avalanches, and treacherous terrain. Yet, despite all the hardships they face, Martin refuses to give up, and his obsession with the climb only intensifies as they near the summit. Stefan Glowacz, who has already conquered many impossible climbs himself, joins the duo at some point, adding an extra layer of expertise to the group.

As the climb progresses, tensions between Martin and Resi mount. Resi grows increasingly weary of the climb, and the danger it poses. She also grows increasingly frustrated with Martin's behavior, which is becoming increasingly erratic as he gets closer to the summit. Meanwhile, Stefan's presence only adds further to the grueling nature of the climb.

Throughout the journey, we see the climbers push beyond their limits, with Martin's drive and ambition often pushing him beyond what is safe. The tension and emotions between the climbers, combined with the stunning and dangerous landscape they find themselves in, create a captivating story that successfully pulls the audience into the journey of these climbers.

The film's cinematography is exceptional, with breathtaking shots of the Himalayan landscape and the climbers' ascent up Shivling peak. The music too plays an important role in the film, with a dramatic score that effectively reflects the intense and grueling nature of the climb. The acting is also exemplary, with intense performances from Mezzogiorno and May, capturing the complex emotions and dynamics of their characters.

Overall, Scream of Stone is a gripping, visually stunning, and emotionally charged film that successfully captures the thrill, danger and emotional toll of climbing one of the world's most challenging mountains. It is a powerful testament to the human spirit's ability to endure and push beyond limitations, even when the stakes are at their highest.

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    1 hr 45 min
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    6.2  (1,442)