Rent Touching the Void (2003)

4.0 of 5 from 227 ratings
1h 41min
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Synopsis:
May 1985 - Peru. Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, ambitious young mountaineers, set off to scale the hitherto unclimbed West Face of Siula Grande, a remote and treacherous peak in the Peruvian Andes. Simpson and Yates reach the summit but shortly after starting the descent, an accident turns their daring expedition into a desperate fight for survival. Based on Joe Simpson's international bestseller, Touching The Void documents one of the most extraordinary true stories of human endurance of our time. Made by Academy Award winning director Kevin MacDonald, this gripping, inspiring film combines dramatic reconstructions of the fateful climb and interviews with the two men it nearly killed.
Actors:
Simon Yates, , , , Richard Hawking, Ollie Ryall
Directors:
Writers:
David Darlow, Joe Simpson
Studio:
Pathe
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Special Interest, Sports & Sport Films
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2004 BAFTA Best British Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/04/2004
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Return to Siula Grande
  • What Happened Next
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/06/2009
Run Time:
106 minutes
Bonus:
  • Return To Siula Grande
  • What Happened Next
  • Trailer

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Reviews (4) of Touching the Void

Incredible - Touching the Void review by JD

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12/09/2009

I don't know how they managed to shoot some of the scenes of extreme climbing and portray so claustrophobically the bottom of an abyss. It was a truly moving documentary. I am genuinely surprised that it isn't more famous. I felt absolutely exhausted just watching it.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

What we did on our holidays. - Touching the Void review by Steve Mason

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23/09/2014

Documentary (with extensive reenactments) about the extraordinary experiences of two mountaineers. At first I I was alienated by the prospect of watching two rather smug Brits talk about extreme leisure activities. Then I was transfixed by a journey into the heart of an amazing fight to survive.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Stunning - Touching the Void review by MT

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11/09/2018

A remarkable story told amazingly well.

The commentary by the two principals is honest and understated and the reconstructions are compelling and realistic.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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