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Devil's Pass (2013)

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (original title)
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A group of 5 students go the location of the infamous "dyatlov pass incident", to make a documentary but things take a turn for the worse to reveal the secrets as to what happened there.

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Holly King
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Jensen Day
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John Patrick (JP) Hauser Jr.
Ryan Hawley ...
Andy Thatcher
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Denise Evers
Nikolay Butenin ...
Sergei
Nelly Nielsen ...
Alya (73 Years)
Valeriya Fedorovich ...
Alya (20 Years)
Aleksey Kink ...
Vallik
Sergey Lobanov ...
Bartender
Oleg Kurlov ...
Man #1
Dmitriy Miheev ...
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Sgt. Smirnoff (as Richard Reid)
Anton Klimov ...
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Igor Kulachko ...
Sgt. Tupelov
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The Dyatlov Pass follows a group of American students on a trek to investigate the true life mystery of nine Russian skiers who befell unexplained deaths while skiing in the Russian mountains in 1959. To this day, their deaths have been one of the most bizarre unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. Written by GM

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Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, and for a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Renny Harlin: [Finland] Small Finnish flag on JP's backpack. See more »

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Although Holly's camera went back in time with her, there was another one containing exactly the same footage inside the hatch. See more »

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References Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) See more »

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Written by Yuri Poteyenko
Performed by Yuri Poteyenko
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Not bad, but not really about the Dyatlov Pass Incident
5 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Dyatlov Pass Incident itself is a super intriguing incident and it is weird that no one else has made a fiction film about it before. I highly recommend reading up on it, if you haven't already.

This film on the hand is not... super intriguing, or indeed even recommended if you're looking for a theory about what happened on the Mountain of Death. It's not a terrible film, but it's not about the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Halfway through the film I decided to put what I know about what really happened aside and just watch the film.

It is a found footage film. Sort of. The camera stays steady mostly and it's easy to forget that it's supposed to be found footage, which, honestly, I find to be a good thing. No need for sea sickness medication.

The good: The middle part of the film is visually stunning, the views are just breathtaking and I found myself at one point craning my neck to see more. It's definitely the best part of the film.

The bad: The story wobbles all over the place and leaves loose ends. Touch of Russophobia, but no more than the average Hollywood film.

Overall: Fun little flick if you don't take it too seriously. Take it about half as seriously as it takes itself and discard anything it tries to tell you about the 1959 incident, and you'll enjoy it.


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