German film to showcase the natural beauty of Paks Nanga Parbat

August 29th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Muzafarrabad (PoK), Aug 29 (ANI): To showcase the natural beauty and the adventurism of Pakistan s Northern Areas (NA), a German team has announced a produce a film based on a true story of two brothers who climbed up the mountain, the night highest in the country, but one of them died while coming down.

The surviving brother has been offered a role in the film. To be made in German language, the film is expected to be completed by June next year.

Film director Joseph Vilsmaier and famous climber Reinhold Messner said they would produce the film for the world cinema, highlighting the worlds fastest-growing mountain and the adventure that mountaineers take up while reaching the summit, reported the Dawn.

He said that he had seen many movies based on mountaineering and he intended to film a real story making the people watch the expedition and the risks taken by Reinhold Messner and his brother in 1970.

He said they had come to Pakistan to shoot on Nanga Parbat and take it to the world showing the audience the natural beauty and the adventurism in the Northern Areas of the country.

According to him, the latest techniques of film making would be used in the production of the 100-minute film.

Reinhold, the surviving brother who is also engaged in welfare work in the Northern Areas, said that he was offered a role in the project to bring the movie close to the reality.
He said he along with his brother scaled the summit of Nanga Parbat , in 1970 but his brother died when an avalanche hit them as they climbed down. He was saved by other climbers and was helped by the locals in reaching the hospital.

Reinhold said he always loved visiting high mountains in Pakistan and Nanga Parbat had especially fascinated the mountaineers all around the world for being one of the most difficult summits to climb. (ANI)

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