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Release Date:
12 March 2004 (USA) See more »
The closer you are to death. The more you realize you are alive. See more »
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Amazing: everyone must see this See more (157 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Kevin Macdonald 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Darlow  script writer
Joe Simpson  book

Produced by
Charles Furneaux .... executive producer
Charles Furneaux .... producer
Robin Gutch .... executive producer
Gina Marsh .... line producer
John Smithson .... producer
Paul Sowerbutts .... associate producer
Sue Summers .... co-producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Paul Webster .... chief executive procuder: FilmFour
Original Music by
Alex Heffes 
Cinematography by
Mike Eley 
Keith Partridge 
Film Editing by
Justine Wright 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
Production Design by
Patrick Bill 
Art Direction by
Patrick Bill 
Costume Design by
Patrick Bill 
Makeup Department
Sarita Allison .... makeup designer
Production Management
Emma Clarke .... executive in charge of production: film council
Peter McAleese .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Laws .... first assistant director
Art Department
Giles Asbury .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... re-recording mixer
Robert Brazier .... foley editor
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Richard Davey .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Mick Duffield .... sound recordist
Anthony Faust .... adr foley mixer
Anthony Faust .... foley supervisor
Joakim Sundström .... supervising sound editor
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Neill .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Matthias Albrecht .... digital film editor
Simon Burley .... software and technical
Peter Farrer .... visual effects supervisor
Ben Haworth .... digital effects artist
David Cuthbertson .... climbing stunt double
Rory Gregory .... climbing stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
John de Borman .... additional photography
Oliver Driscoll .... second assistant camera
Olly Driscoll .... clapper loader
Christian Klehr .... grip
Ralph Kulike .... gaffer
Dan Shoring .... additional photographer
Dan Shoring .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert .... unit photographer: Alps
Chris Thornton .... film recorder operator
Simon Wagen .... additional climbing photographer (as Simon Hagen)
Casting Department
Indira Ashton .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Stephen Barker .... post-production consultant
Simon Brook .... on-line editor
Ben Lester .... assistant editor
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist
Kevin Phelan .... head of post-production: Lip Sync Post
Jon Thompson .... post-production consultant
Music Department
Abi Leland .... music supervisor
Andy Richards .... score mixer
Bevan Smith .... composer: electronic music
Other crew
Olly Allen .... climbing support: Alps
Kim Ballard .... production financing
Christine Barnes .... climbing support: Alps
Christine Baxter-Jones .... production team
Hattie Bowering .... final delivery and release supervisor
Lesley Brown .... production team
Eduardo Shuán Caldúa .... climbing support: Peru
Melorie Chilton .... legal services for darlow smithson productions
Hugo Milla Chinchay .... climbing support: Peru
David Cuthbertson .... key mountain guide
David Cuthbertson .... safety team
Lucy Daniels .... production team
Regine Dura .... production team
John Falkiner .... key mountain guide
John Falkiner .... safety team
Michael Fleisher .... business affairs: Channel 4 International
Néstor Morales Flores .... trekking leader: Peru
Laura Franses .... physical production coordinator: FilmFour
Paul Gardner .... archive researcher
Rory Gregory .... key mountain guide
Rory Gregory .... safety team
Paul Grindey .... business affairs: FilmFour
Brian Hall .... head mountain guide
Nion Hazell .... production coordinator
Andrew Hildebrand .... business affairs: FilmFour
Vince Holden .... head of production finance: film council
Marcelino Milla Huarac .... climbing support: Peru
Vicky Jones .... business affairs: Channel 4
Jim Kerr .... climbing support: Alps
François Marsigny .... climbing support: Alps
Deborah McLaughlan .... production team
Jesús Montero .... production team
Paul Moores .... key mountain guide
Paul Moores .... safety team
Pelayo Milla Morales .... climbing support: Peru
Fiona Morham .... head of physical production: film council
Eloy Salazar Obregón .... climbing support: Peru
Rodolfo Reyes Oropeza .... climbing support: Peru
Emma Parsons .... production team
Luke Randolph .... completion guarantor: for International Film Guarantors
Jim Reekie .... production accountant (as James Reekie)
Martin Rhodes .... unit doctor (as Dr. Martin Rhodes)
Tim Rhodes .... climbing support: Alps
Faye Richardson .... production team
Ollie Ryall .... climbing support: Alps
Joe Simpson .... additional reconstruction
Joe Simpson .... consultant
Sally Steele .... film publicist
Gillian Strachan .... production team
Ulla Streib .... head of production: Darlow Smithson Productions
Juan Sánchez .... climbing support: Peru
Gareth Tansey .... title designer
Harry Taylor .... key mountain guide
Harry Taylor .... safety team
Jorge Clemente Vargas .... climbing support: Peru
Howard Watkins .... title designer
John Whittle .... key mountain guide
John Whittle .... safety team
Marc Wolff .... aerial coordinator
Simon Yates .... additional reconstruction
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Richard Hawking .... thanks
Adrian Warren .... thanks
Paul Webster .... thanks
Marc Wolff .... thanks
Simon Yates .... thanks
Marc Ziegler .... thanks

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Rated R for language
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film makers took both Joe and Simon back to Peru to shoot on the actual glacier and terrain where the events originally took place. Local mountaineers were filmed on the glacier, but did not climb the actual mountain on Joe and Simon's request as they felt it was too dangerous.See more »
Continuity: When Joe and Simon are walking across the ridge to the summit, there are already footprints in the snow ahead of them.See more »
[first lines]
Joe Simpson:We climb cause it's fun.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Making of 'Touching the Void' (2003) (TV)See more »
Spem in AliumSee more »


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53 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Amazing: everyone must see this, 18 January 2004
Author: Anig-2 from London, England

This film describes the true story of a climbing accident in South America in 1985, using dramatisation with voice-overs and interview excerpts from the three British men who were actually involved. It may sound boring, but I cannot stress this enough: this film is much more tense, and nail-bitingly gripping, than any Hollywood action movie - because you know that everything you're seeing and hearing really did happen to these guys.

The story itself is incredible. It will redefine for you the capabilities of the human mind and body. There is action, sadness, hope, and even brilliant humour in places.

Please go and see this film; you won't regret it.

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