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The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (original title)
A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

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Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog
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Walter Steiner ... Himself
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A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

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West Germany

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German | English | Slovenian

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1 January 1974 (West Germany) See more »

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The Great Ecstasy of the Sculptor Steiner See more »

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Oberstdorf, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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DEM72,000 (estimated)
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Mono
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Although no official soundtrack exists for this film (as of 2018), a fan-created soundtrack is available on soundcloud and archive.org See more »

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Where is steiner now?
6 July 2009 | by marcusfernandesSee all my reviews

It is necessary a great filmmaker to transform a simple sport in something interesting and fascinating.This 45 minutes documentary show us that it is possible!. HERZOG acts as a witness leaving STEINER do the entire work becoming a bird and talking freely about his fears. One the most amazing moments is when STEINER tell us a certain story that happened when he was a child,pure poetry in complete resonance with the film as a whole. In other moments ,the camera captures in a thrilling way all the danger involved in ski-jumping. STEINER made a small appearance in other HERZOG'S masterpiece, KASPAR HAUSER. Where is STEINER now?. I have read in internet that he lives in a small village in Sweden and works as a Gardener.


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