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Touching the Void

3 Ratings: 3.7
A movie directed by Kevin Macdonald

To describeTouching the Voidas a mountaineering documentary would be to do this breathtaking drama an injustice. By intercutting narration from the climbers themselves with a nail-biting reconstruction of their remarkable adventure in the Peruvian Andes, … see full wiki

Director: Kevin Macdonald
3 reviews about Touching the Void
review by . April 21, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Two twenty-something friends go to a formidable mountain in the Andes for mountain climbing in 1985. Facing a mountain face to climb like never before, they have the fortune of meeting a stranger who agrees to stay at their base camp. Once they start the climb, they bring the basics: a woefully short gas supply for a mini stove and a little food. They plan to "pack sack," or take the mountain "in a single push". Sort of the bare-bones rendition of backpacking and mountain climbing, they run in peril …
review by . October 12, 2005
Pros: inspiring, camera work     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line: "Free, from space and time   A nameless design of reality   Cold, once felt before   Relieving that moment, touching the void"   Icycore     Since my first trek Into thin Air with Jon Krakauer, I have had an insatiable interest in mountain climbing. Not that it would be something I’d ever attempt, even back when I could climb more …
review by . July 09, 2004
TOUCHING THE VOID succeeds on many levels: it is a film about the power of Nature, the indomitable human spirit faced with survival, and the complexity of youthful delusions of grandeur that can result in tragic conflicts. As written by mountaineer Joe Simpson and Directed by Kevin Macdonald the film is a docudrama, splicing on camera interviews of the three men (Joe Simpson, Simon Yates, and Richard Hawking) involved in the controversial 1985 mountain climbing incident on the Siula Grande in the …
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