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Synopsis: Unique and breathtaking, the kuril island “Onekotan” part of the pacific fire ring, somewhere between Kamchatka and Hokkaido. Uninhabitated, set in the middle of some of the stormiest and coldest seas in the world. At the same time, one of the most beautiful places, a perfect circled caldera lake which is having a vulcano in the center. An island in the island. So fascinating for Matthias Haunholder and Matthias Mayr that they decided in 2014 to go there for skiing, no matter what it takes to realize this dream. The beauty of the island was the sole reason, the fact, that nobody lives there, nobody has been there with skis, and it ́s almost impossible to reach in winter, was just a side effect, accepted by them, but never seen as special challenge or problem. Within one year of planning, they more and more understood why nobody ever goes there.

…Late April 2015 they escaped from the island, alive and in one piece…






English, German

Run Time

52 minutes

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Matthias Mayr (Athlete)
Matthias Haunholder (Athlete)
Phil Meier (Athlete)
Stefan Ashton Frank (Narrator)

Directed by

Simon Thussbas

Written by

Matthias Mayr

Produced by

Matthias Haunholder
Matthias Mayr
Simon Thussbas

Edited by

René Knoll

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Director's Statement

It was a life time experience for the whole team. Tougher than anything else before.

Director's Bio

Filming since 2011, winning the ISPO Award for best video 2012 working with Matthias Haunholder and Matthias Mayr on different films every year

Country of Origin

Austria, Russia

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Aspect Ratio

1.77:1 (16:9)

Sound Mix

5.1 Surround


RED; FS 700





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