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“Die Basejumper von Lauterbrunnen. Sportler, Spinner, Süchtige”

Michael Bühler (Schweiz) - 47 min

Friday, 14. Nov. 2008 from 20:00 in Steiermarksaal       

Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland is one of the most attractive places for BASE jumpers in the world. The documentary portrays the small Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen by making different voices heard: A pastor whose church is situated directly under the Staubbach Falls, which is the first place to jump from. A farmer who gets annoyed at the BASE jumpers landing on his land. A doctor working for the ambulance sevice who is called to a number of accidents of BASE jumpers every summer – and the fools who are risking their lifes for an adrenalin rush. But there are also athletes who are preparing meticulously for every jump, as for instance the Swiss pioneer in BASE jumping Ueli Gegenschatz who is achieving with a wingsuit flights that are longer than anyone could have ever imagined.


Kamera Alpin in Gold 2008

A sophisticated and important contribution in a category which was dominated by video-clip-like sport videos or lackluster films. Base-Jumping is highlighted by way of presenting one of the most popular locations from various perspectives. Base-Jumper are not only taking to the skies; they also have their feet on the ground …