Messner

I have watched this movie once. This was on .

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Feature documentary about mountaineering icon Reinhold Messner and how he became what he is. This film is as much about his personality as it is about his extraordinary exploits - the psycho-gram of a controversial mountaineer.

Review

This biography movie about Reinhold Messner tells of impressive achievements in mountaineering; for example the first person to climb Mount Everest without oxygen and soloing of Nanga Parbat. Although surrounded by family, his singular determination – and the death of his brother on an attempt on Nanga Parbat – paint an isolated person. I found the subtitles difficult to follow in a lot of places and the true scale of the feats described aren't really visually conveyed.