Vertigine Bianca (1957)

Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |  
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Vertigine Bianca (White Vertigo) is an Italian documentary on the 1956 Winter Olympic Games. The American entries in the games are given surprisingly short shrift, while the Italian entries are not surprisingly overemphasized. The film's highlight is a near-disaster that takes place during the bobsled competition. Director Giorgio Ferroni emulates Leni Reifenstahl's 1936 masterpiece Olympiad by utilizing multiple cameras and a wealth of clever and innovative camera angles. As the official filmed record of the Winter Olympics, Vertigine Bianca attained worldwide theatrical exposure.