Touching the Void – Filtered

Theatrical Release: January 23, 2004
DVD Release: June 15, 2004
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Synopsis

In the mid-80’s two young climbers attempted to reach the summit of Siula Grande in Peru; a feat that had previously been attempted but never achieved. With an extra man looking after base camp, Simon and Joe set off to scale the mount in one long push over several days. The peak is reached; however, on the descent Joe falls and breaks his leg. Despite what it means, the two continue with Simon letting Joe out on a rope for 300 meters, then descending to join him and so on. However, when Joe goes out over an overhang with no way of climbing back up, Simon makes the decision to cut the rope. Joe falls into a crevice and Simon, assuming him dead, continues back down. Joe however survives the fall and was lucky to hit a ledge in the crevice. This is the story of how he got back down.

Dove Review

“Touching the Void” is a documentary/drama, mixing interviews with reenactments. The story is of two men climbing a mountain, and how something went wrong, their struggle to stay alive and their determination to make it home. This film shows the courage and strength it took for these two men to make it back home alive.The worst we see is the men frost-bitten and wind burned. The film is family friendly and Dove approved.

Content Description

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Integrity: None
Sex: None.
Language: None.
Violence: None.
Drugs: None.
Nudity: None.
Other: None.

Info

Company: MGM/UA
Writer: Joe Simpson
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Producer: John Smithson
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 106 min.
Starring: Brendan Mackey,: Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking
Reviewer: Debbie Satala