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Release Date:
6 August 2010 (USA) See more »
An amazing true story of love, courage, and destiny at the top of the world. See more »
Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Conrad Anker ... Himself
Susan Robertson ... Herself
Robert Macfarlane ... Himself
Peter Gillman ... Himself
Jennifer Lowe-Anker ... Herself
Julie Summers ... Herself
Leo Houlding ... Himself

Liam Neeson ... Narrator (voice)

Ralph Fiennes ... George Mallory (voice)

Hugh Dancy ... Andrew Irvine (voice)

Alan Rickman ... Noel Odell (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Irvine ... Himself (archive footage)
George Mallory ... Himself (archive footage)

Natasha Richardson ... Ruth Mallory (voice)

Directed by
Anthony Geffen 
Writing credits
Mark MacKenzie (original author)

Richard Bedser  additional writer
Mark Halliley 
Kevin Maher  additional writer

Produced by
Aleid Channing .... line producer
Mark DeAngelis .... consultant co-producer
Rob Faris .... consultant co-producer
Kate Fraser .... assistant producer
Anthony Geffen .... producer
Mark Halliley .... edit producer
Candice Martin .... line producer
Mike Medavoy .... executive producer
Greg S. Moyer .... consultant executive producer (as Greg Moyer)
Claudia Perkins .... producer
Original Music by
Joel Douek 
Cinematography by
Chris Openshaw (director of photography)
Ken Sauls (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Miller 
Production Design by
Humphrey Bangham 
Art Direction by
Humphrey Bangham 
Costume Design by
Jane Wrigley 
Makeup Department
Natasha Lawes .... makeup and prosthetics designer: Chamonix
Natasha Lawes .... makeup and prosthetics designer: UK
Production Management
Christine Baxter-Jones .... unit manager: Chamonix
Ashley Davies .... post-production supervisor
Ruth Sessions .... head of production: Film4
Nicole Wicks .... production manager: Everest (as Nicola Wicks)
Rick Gordon .... post-production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Lawley-Wakelin .... first assistant director: Chamonix
Tom Pollock .... drama director: Chamonix
Art Department
Robert Angol .... storyboard artist: Chamonix (as Rob Angol)
Charlie Bangham .... art department assistant: UK
Tom Jungst .... props: Everest
Sound Department
Robert Brazier .... supervising sound editor
A.J. Butterworth .... sound: UK (as AJ Butterworth)
Mick Duffield .... sound: CHamonix
Simon Firsht .... sound: UK
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Cameron Hills .... sound: UK
Malcolm Hirst .... sound: UK
Don Hoffman .... sound engineer: USA
Graham Kirkman .... dubbing mixer
Geoff Price .... sound: UK
Jaimie Siedow .... sound engineer: USA
Jeremiah Slovarp .... sound: Montana
Cormac Tohill .... sound: UK
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
Robbie Wood .... sound engineer: USA
Joe Knauer .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jonathan Beakes .... model maker: UK
Paul Mann .... effects supervisor: UK
Fiona Mordaunt .... model maker: UK
Mats Rivenes .... model maker: UK
Visual Effects by
Anelia Asparuhova .... 3d artist: Zoo
Thomas Baber .... visual effects producer: Zoo
Matt Baker-Jones .... 3d artist: ZOO (as Matt Baker Jones)
Jon Burden .... 3d artist: Zoo
Martin Cook .... compositor: Zoo
Aleksandra Czenczek .... compositor: Zoo (as Aleks Czenczek)
Dasha Legge .... compositor: Zoo
Phinnaeus O'Connor .... 3d artist: Zoo
James Prosser .... head of visual effects: Zoo
Simon Reid .... 3d artist: Zoo
Martin Waters .... lead 3d artist: Zoo (as Marty Waters)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Allan .... assistant camera: UK
Peter Allibone .... camera operator: low altitude
Chris Barham .... camera: UK
John Barker .... rigging gaffer: UK
Mike Carling .... second camera: Chamonix
Sean Carswell .... camera: Montana
Jimmy Chin .... camera operator: high altitude
Jimmy Chin .... still photographer
Patrick Duval .... camera: UK
Avelino Fernandez .... electrician: UK (as Avalino Fernandez)
Herman Haye .... archive photographer
Pete Hayns .... camera operator: low altitude
Richard Heap .... camera: UK
Ron Herschman .... electrician: UK
Luke Jefferson .... assistant camera: UK
Chris King .... additional rostrum camera
Ken Morse .... rostrum camera
Gary Nagle .... electrician: UK
Chris Openshaw .... director of photography: Chamonix
Sam Peach .... still photographer: Chamonix
Robert Poole .... camera: Montana (as Bob Poole)
Dave Prevost .... assistant camera: UK (as David Prevost)
Robert Pye .... gaffer: studio, UK
Mike Robinson .... camera: UK
Ken Sauls .... director of photography: Everest
Dan Shaw .... jimmy jib operator: UK
Mark Stanley .... electrician: UK
Dean Staples .... additional filming: altitude
Scott Sterling .... assistant camera: Montana
Andy Symon .... assistant camera: UK
Steve Vale .... camera: UK (as Stephen Vale)
Max Hug Williams .... assistant camera: Chamonix
Mark Woodward .... additional filming: altitude
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dickie Knight .... costumer: Everest
Chris Winter .... costumer: Everest
Editorial Department
Nick Adams .... colorist
Ben Heather .... on-line editor
Richard Knights .... post-production producer: Evolutions
Matt Pearson .... edit assistant
Daniel Rapo .... digital intermediate producer
Daniel Richards .... on-line editor
John Daro .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
Edwin Escalante .... post-production (uncredited)
Dan Muscarella .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Kotzman Cenda .... assistant score engineer (as Cenda Kotzman)
Gary Chester .... score engineer
The Filmharmonic Orchestra Prague .... orchestra
Richard Fiocca .... conductor
Peter Miller .... music supervisor
Adam Moseley .... music mixer
Meg Okura .... musician: solo violin
Kharka Pariyar .... musician: Nepali translator
Prague Philharmonic .... musicians: orchestra
Greg Pliska .... orchestrator
Danna Rosenthal .... assistant to composer
Lisbeth Scott .... musician: featured vocalist
Maki Suzuki .... assistant score engineer: New York
David Weiss .... musician: ethnic flutes
Amy Baer .... copyist (uncredited)
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Neil Brickley .... transportation captain: Chamonix
Other crew
Caesar Bayliss .... double: Conrad Anker, UK
Russell Brice .... expedition manager: Everest
Nick Brickley .... runner: Chamonix
Adrienne Brown .... assistant: Anthony Geffen
Robert D'Arcy-Howard .... web producer
Jane Flannery .... production coordinator: Everest
Carol D. Foster .... additional archive research
Thomas Foulger .... double: Sandy Irvine, UK
Mimi Gilligan .... business and legal affairs: Altitude Films
Leni Gillman .... historical consultant
Peter Gillman .... historical consultant
Brian Hall .... mountain guide: Chamonix
Gwynfor Jones .... double: George Mallory, UK
Mark Kahrl .... web technician: Everest
Mark Katz .... representative: National Geographic Entertainment
Jim Kerr .... double: Irvine, Chamonix
Jim Kerr .... mountain guide: Chamonix
Javier E. Krasuk .... website designer
Jennifer Lee .... representative: National Geographic Entertainment
Nikki Lowry .... representative: National Geographic Entertainment
James McNeile .... funding
Gerry Moffatt .... climber and filming support: Everest
Antonietta Monteleone .... representative: National Geographic Entertainment
Paul Moores .... double: Mallory, Chamonix
Paul Moores .... mountain guide: Chamonix
Angus Nisbet .... accountant
Adrian Phillips .... legal services: Moorcrofts
Monica Piris .... unit doctor: Everest
Vincent Pretorius .... production accountant
Florencia San Martin .... website designer
Poppie Sköld .... assistant: Anthony Geffen
Valerie Stempler .... representative: National Geographic Entertainment
Petra Tauscher .... drama development
James Taylor .... development executive
Kevin Thaw .... support climber: Everest
Tess Thomson .... assistant: Anthony Geffen
Lisa Truitt .... representative: National Geographic Entertainment
Gael Vallen¸ant .... unit doctor: Chamonix
David Williams .... production assistant
Alex Willis-Bray .... production assistant: Everest
Kirsten Wrigley .... sponsorship manager
Rosalind Wyatt .... calligrapher: UK
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest" - USA (poster title)
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Rated PG for thematic elements involving hardships of climbing, and some historical smoking images
94 min
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USA:PG (certificate #45774)

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Narrator:Mount Everest. 29,000 feet. The highest point on earth. Captivating and deadly. In the 1920s, to conquer this mountain was the greatest challenge remaining in the golden age of adventure. Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive. But not George Mallory.
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
"The Wildest Dream", 8 October 2010
Author: Cambridge Film Festival from United Kingdom

THE WILDEST DREAM tells the story of George Mallory's lifelong obsession with conquering the summit of Everest, culminating with his doomed third expedition in 1924 and the suggestion that he was indeed first to the top. With a stellar cast of voices including Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and the late Natasha Richardson, the film blends the personal accounts of relatives, re-enactments, testimonies of historians, black-and-white films and photographs from Mallory's life and the correspondence between him and his wife. This creates a compelling piece that is part history, part mountaineering adventure and part love story. The atmospheric cinematography is a work of art (and an achievement in its own right given the challenging terrain), with vistas of the billowing clouds and snowcapped peaks below Everest, and the 'prodigious white fang' (as Mallory describes it) of the mountain itself. Mallory is brought to life with a poignancy that reveals the man behind the myth, whether as a tiny figure perched on a glacial rockface with the stars glittering above, or in his letter to his daughter where he describes himself as a 'greedy daddy' for craving cake and tea parties. Running parallel to this story is the modern-day expedition led by Conrad Anker, one of the mountaineers who found Mallory's body a decade ago. In his attempts to recreate Mallory's last expedition, additional angles emerge, providing insights into the psychology and dangers of climbing at high altitudes (particularly in 1924-style hobnail boots and gaberdine jackets). This is a compelling portrait of a man who proves that – as he says through the voice of Ralph Fiennes – 'there's no dream that mustn't be dared', even if the journey to the top is a one- way ticket.

Cambridge Film Festival Daily

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