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The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (Die grosse Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner)

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Genre:Documentary
Release Date:January 1, 1974
Running time:45 minutes
Cast:Walter Steiner
Director:Werner Herzog
Producer:Werner Herzog
Writer:Werner Herzog
Distributor:Contemporary Films Ltd

Description: 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.~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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