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TO THE LIMIT is the story of two brothers, Alexander and Thomas Huber, who have been testing themselves in the mountains since early childhood. Today they are known to be among the world’s best sport and alpine climbers, impressing the world with their courage and breathtaking exploits. They are brothers who trust their lives to each other in the mountains but who go their separate ways in private life; brothers who experience conflict because of their opposite ways yet who are as inseparable as twins; brothers searching for their limits.

They are risk-takers in the extreme.

Now Alexander and Thomas have set out to break the record in speed climbing at the wall of all walls, El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California.

Pepe Danquart was born in 1955 and studied Communications from 1975-1981. He received an Academy Award® in 1994 for his widely acclaimed short BLACK RIDER (SCHWARZFAHRER, 1993). Together with Mirjam Quinte, he co-directed PASST BLOSS AUF ... (1980) and OFF SEASON (NACH SAISON, 1996). His other films include: DAEDALUS (1991), a segment of DAS 7. JAHR - ANSICHTEN ZUR LAGE DER NATION (1997), PLAYBOYS (1998), HEIMSPIEL (2000) which won him the German Film Award in Gold for Best Director in 2000, MÖRDERINNEN (2001), SEMANA SANTA (2002), HELL ON WHEELS (HÖLLENTOUR, 2004, in co-direction with Werner Swiss Schweizer), C(R)OOK (BASTA. ROTWEIN ODER TOT SEIN, 2004), TO THE LIMIT (AM LIMIT, 2007), and RUN BOY RUN (LAUF JUNGE LAUF, 2013), among others.
Genre Adventure, Sports
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2007
Director Pepe Danquart
Screenplay Pepe Danquart
Cinematography Wolfgang Thaler
Mona Bräuer
Christoph Israel, Dorian Cheah
Cast Chongo, Dean S. Potter, Thomas Huber, Alexander Huber
Producers Kirsten Hager, Erich Lackner, Mirjam Quinte
Production Companies Hager Moss Film/Munich, Lotus-Film, Quinte Film/Freiburg
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, Super 16, color
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Palm Springs 2008, Shanghai 2008
Awards Bavarian Film Award 2007 (Best Documentary)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Oesterreichisches Filminstitut
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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