TOUCHING THE VOID is a British docudrama directed by Kevin Macdonald in 2003. This film earned numerous prizes in English and American Film Festivals during the year 2004.
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The setting is the Siula Grande mountain in Peru in 1985. Two British climbers want to open a new route in the West face of the mountain. They reach the summit all right but Joe Simpson breaks his leg while making his way back down. Simon Yates tries to help his friend but, at one moment, has to cut the rope holding Joe in order to survive. Joe falls into a crevice and Simon comes back to the base camp, convinced that Joe is dead. During four nights and days, Joe will crawl through the snow and the rocks in order to come back to the camp.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler