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Touching the Void Movie Review Summary

Actors: Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, Ollie Ryall

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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.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 80% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   surviving natural elements Terrain    -   mountain

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off    -   climbing with ropes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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