Die Große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1975)

Genres - Culture & Society, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sculpture, Sports  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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In this documentary, the dramatic ski-jumping exploits of Walter Steiner are explored, along with his life-story and the philosophy which motivates him. Steiner is a Swiss woodcarver who experiences something resembling bliss in the confrontation with fear which is a feature of ski-jumping. One highlight of the film is its slow-motion footage of jumping.

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ski-jumping, creativity, fear, life-story, Swiss [nationality], woodcarver