Mark (Ken Duken, "Schlaraffenland") is a "Star trek" fan. He´s sitting in a wheelchair after a motorcycle accident. It was his big dream to climb up on the Gran Paradiso (=Piz Palu), a mountain in the swiss alps. After a try to suicide, his new therapist Lisa (Regula Grauwiller, "Kurz und schmerzlos") promises to bring him up - together with social worker Martin (Max Herbrechter), two mentally handicapped and three guys from jail (for rehabilitation). Absolutely different people collide and have to grow together in an extreme situation. It seems to be an impossible journey with an uncertain ending. This could have easily been a simple "tear jearker", but luckily it isn´t - thanks to Ken Duken and the rest of the crew, and of course director Miguel Alexandre. "Gran Paradiso" is epic and emotional - but not sentimental. Mission successful, Mr. Spock!
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