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Touching the Void

Documentary, Adventure, Drama, Sport 1h 46m 2003

AroView: A documentary spectacle that recreates a mountaineering disaster in the Peruvian Andes and the heart-pounding, agonizing bid for survival against impossible odds.

With British climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates telling their own story, this shifts the central question from “what?” to “how?” to storytelling advantage. It straddles the documentary and dramatic form with stunning use of reconstructed footage, and is ultimately a satisfying and extraordinary testament to the human will to survive.


Kevin Macdonald




USA, United Kingdom

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