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180° South (2010)

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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

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Yvon Chouinard ...
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Doug Tompkins ...
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Keith Malloy ...
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Alicia Salome Acuna Ika ...
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Timmy O'Neill ...
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Tom Frost ...
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Jeff Johnson ...
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Kristine McDivitt Tompkins ...
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David McGuire ...
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Alejandro Navarro Harrieta ...
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Ramon Navarro ...
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Juan Pablo Orrego ...
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Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it. Written by Tim Lynch

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22 January 2011 (Japan)  »

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180 Degrees South  »

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$10,269 (USA) (21 May 2010)

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$29,084 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Yvon Chouinard: Taking a trip for six months to get in the rhythm of it. It feels like you can go on forever doing that. Climbing Everest is the ultimate and the opposite of that. Because you get these high powered plastic surgeons and CEO's, they pay $80,000 and have sherpas put the ladders in place and 8000 feet of fixed ropes and you get to the camp and you don't even have to lay out your sleeping bag. It's already laid out with a chocolate mint on the top. The whole purpose of planning something like ...
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Self-mythologising Crap
20 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm sure somewhere beyond the dull, carefully chiselled facades of meaningful looks and old traveller clichés are some ordinary, nice guys. But this meandering tale just seems to dissolve into endless shots of themselves surfing, or looking at a fire, accompanied by a never-ending series of just dreadful Jack Johnson-esque tunes. The only reason this movie exists beyond these guys own Macs back home, is clearly a misguided attempt by one of the two rich benefactors to promote their conservation efforts (the other rich guy just seems manically depressed). Occasional nice landscape cinematography is your only respite from this blatant attempt at self-mythologising, and creating a story where there really isn't one. Oh, and the narrator is making a book out of it all! The joy!


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