Movies

2008

Gletscherblut

A die film gmbh production for ZDF

The ink on the marriage certificate is barely dry and the union between glaciologist Carlo (Tim Bergmann) and the mayor’s daughter Lisa (Lisa Martinek) is already put to a hard test. Lisa and her father (Günther Maria Halmer) are planning a new ski lift on the nearby glacier, despite the accumulation of indications that a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions is developing deep under the ice. But Carlo’s warnings just ruin business. So the crafty businessman adopts another tactic: he uses his own daughter against his hated son-in-law. Of all people, Carlo’s greatest rival Markus (Thomas Unger) offers to accompany him on a dive into the glacier via the meltwater channel, in order to prove Markus’s predication and initiate rescue measures – a life-threatening venture that requires blind faith.

Reviews:

Such a backdrop has never before been offered by a mountain flick FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
It is the short interpersonal moments which rupture Thomas Kronthaler's otherwise very solid-conservative production and which generate empathy for the character DER TAGESSPIEGEL
In the guise of an eco-thriller, the classical mountain drama offers good entertainment. No false romanticism but sturdy inter-generational conflict and the worry about nature determine the plot. GONG
Gripping mixture of romantic drama and eco-thriller set against a terrific backdrop by director Thomas Kronthaler. FERNSEHWOCHE

Movie details:

  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Actors: Thomas Unger, Tim Bergmann, Lisa Martinek and many more
  • Director: Thomas Kronthaler
  • Editorial: Pit Rampelt (ZDF)
  • Writer: Claudia Kaufmann
  • Camera: Christof Oefelein
  • Casting: Nicole Fischer

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