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Touching the Void

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Haunting true story

    After watching this movie about a horrific mountain climbing accident, I couldn't get it out of my mind for weeks. It's an amazing example of our human ability to not only survive but to keep moving forward while facing immense physical pain, starvation/dehydration, and a brutal, unforgiving climate. If I ever find myself in a seemingly hopeless situation, I will try to channel these people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Me like.

    I likes it some lot. It was scary too. Sometimes afraid. Sometimes not. Crying sometimes. Guy was nice and strong. You watch it and like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    Some of the harshest critics of adventure films,especially among surfers and climbers, are the avid enthsiasts themselves. Nothing is ever too good. Not the case with this one. Kevin Macdonald does an excellent job retelling a true story with docu-drama style,adding the realism of an actual climb interspliced with commentary by the actual climbers. Slow moving at times, but with Mike Eley's photography and moving performances by the actor-climbers, the visuals alone keep you enthralled in the what could-possibly-happen-next story line. What started out as another notch-on-the-carabiner climb on a relatively obscure peak, ends up as that day every adventurer trains for daily...the ultimate what could go wrong struggle for survival that separates the real climbers from the wannabes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Touched by the Void

    This is one of those extraordinary films, most particularly because it is true and you have commentary throughout the film by the interesting people who lived it. What is next for any of us is always right in front of us. This movie is about great accomplishment by facing what is next, in this case 20 feet at a time. This movie is art through and through. The depth of it cannot be verbalized.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mountain Adventure At It's Best

    My son and I saw this film in Salt Lake this winter. Hold onto your seats! This is one realtistic portrayal of an actual climb. What these two go through is incredible. I highly recommend this movie for any outdoor enthuiast or anyone who thinks his burden in life is heavy. Truly an inspiration applicable to everyday life in the sense that - you can do it - but only if you try. We enjoyed every minute of the film and will be buying the DVD. If you could have seen the expressions on our faces as we watched the movie, you would easily understand our enthusiasm for the people who put this highly realistic re-enactment together and brought real climbing to the screen. FANTASTIC!!! I'll never forget it or the feeling of inpsiration I had watching it. Sylvester Stallone - go back to boxing films.

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