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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    Un puissant et fascinant hymne à la nature, que ce soit le tumulte de l'onde ou la dureté de la roche par un metteur en scène passé maître dans l'appréhension de la montagne, et accessoirement un témoignage de l'indéfectible solidarité des alpinistes... www.cinefiches.com

  2. tsamaroden's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    Incredible visuals and impressive scenes make The Holy Mountain a must see from the silent era. Leni Riefenstahl, despite later becoming a propagandist for the Nazi Regime, is great as the dancer, Diotima, searching for her true love in the mountains. Luis Trenker and Ernst Petersen play friends and unknowing competitors for Diotima's affection. The two also complete some incredible mountaineering. A must watch.

  3. A-H-H-H's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    Nearly 20 min in, not many mountains. The End. Leni needs dancing lessons too.

  4. msmichel's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    As a dancer Leni makes a really good director. Having said that 'The Holy Mountain' stands as a good representation of the German alpine genre with a fair story and top notch production values for the time period. Some very striking scenes and shots that almost compensate for the weak love triangle. The over emoting and lack of dancing skill are a little much to take at times but the mountain excels.

  5. Max_Hydr0's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    Leni Riefenstahl is regrettably forever embedded in the minds of cinephiles as the favorite director of Third Reich propaganda film. However, this negative attribution must be submerged temporarily as one watches this true masterpiece of Silent film. Riefenstahl was a magnificent dancer too. A testament to the (literal) heights actors are willing to attain to achieve majestic film-making. Holy Mountain has no equal.

  6. jim in austin's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    Lots of good stuff going on here but, sorry, couldn't make it past all the interpretive dance nonsense. I kept having visions of Hermione Gingold in The Music Man. My failing...

  7. El Biffo's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    Beautiful. Mountain Films were a fabulous genre of German silent cinema, and Leni Riefenstahl was the undisputed queen of them. Actor, dancer, mountaineer and film maker, she is unfortunately remembered most as hitler's film maker, which pretty much ended her career. But she vehemently denied being a nazi, saying that she simply wanted to continue making films. I will remember her for this, and THE BLUE LIGHT.

  8. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    What a terrific still image has been chosen for this film. Bravo

  9. Kermit The frog's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    are rifenstal naked in ? is nazis in the film?

  10. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    great adventure for its time. prepares Leni to direct Olympia.

  11. Lefteris Becerra's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    la fotografía de esta película es impresionante, no hay un encuadre que no sea una obra de arte

  12. Michael Convery's rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    Nearly every image in this film is gorgeous, but they suffer from poor editing.

  13. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Holy Mountain

    Highly recommended because of the outstanding cinematography and the several dancing acts performed by Leni Riefenstahl.