BORN 6 Mar 1889, Frankenthal - DIED 29 Sep 1974, Freiburg im Breisgau|
GRAVE LOCATION Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg: Hauptfriedhof, Friedhofstraße
Dr. Arnold Fanck studied geology and worked as a ski teacher. In 1913 he made a documentary on climbing the Monte Rosa and since then he was known for his movies on mountains and nature.
Together with others, in 1920 he founded the Berg- und Sportfilm GmbH Freiburg. In 1924 he made "Der Berg des Schicksals" with Luis Trenker in 1926 "Der Heilige Berg" with Trenker and Leni Riefenstahl. His "Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü" (1928, a collaboration with G.W. Pabst) was an international succes and SOS Eisberg (1932) was filmed on location in Greenland.
When the nazis came to power he initially refused to cooperate. When this resulted in financial problems he changed his mind and "Ein Robinson" (1938/1939), shot in Chile, was a propaganda movie. After the war his movies from the nazi period were banned. He was no longer able to make new movies and worked in the woods.
In 1957 "Der Ewige Traum" was shown on a festival, but only after his movies were broadcasted on television his financial situation improved.
was the lover of Riefenstahl, Leni
directed Riefenstahl, Leni
Arnold Fanck â€“ Wikipedia