Saturday, March 12, 2011

260. Touching the Void (2003)


Rather than just sit here, feeling sorry for myself or whatever, I'll get on with it and I'll die on the way down.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to climb one of the world's tallest mountains using a route no one else had ever used with your best friend? If so, then boy is this a film for you! The unique mix of interview and reenactment tells the story of these two young mountaineers in a way that pure fiction or a travelogue never could. Even if everything went right, it would make for a pretty awesome story, but the added mix of injury, dehydration, and death-cheating makes for one of the most thrilling films of the decade. Even the reenactments are filmed in such a way that by the end of the movie the viewer can't help but be physically exhausted from the journey.

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