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The Summit (2012)

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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

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Credited cast:
Christine Barnes ...
Cecilie Skog
Hoselito Bite ...
Climber
Walter Bonatti ...
Himself (archive footage)
Marco Confortola ...
Climber
Pat Falvey ...
Climber
Niall Foley ...
Fredrik Strang / Cas van de Gevel
Stefan Grossniklaus ...
Lars Nessa
Pasang Lama ...
Climber
Tshering Lama ...
Climber
J.J. McDonnell ...
Climber
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Marco Confortola (as Christo Mitzkov)
Johannes Moser ...
Rolf Bae
Lars Nessa ...
Climber
Damien O'Brien ...
Climber
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Ger McDonnell (as Lochlainn O'Mearain)
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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

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August 1, 2008. The deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain.


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Rated R for some language. | See all certifications »
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22 November 2013 (Ireland)  »

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Döden på K2  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,904 (USA) (4 October 2013)

Gross:

$218,454 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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Won Best Feature film at 2013 BANFF film festival. The award was accepted on behalf of the film makers by Norwegian adventurer Cecilie Skog, who is featured in the film. See more »

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Horrible scripting
5 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This could have been a great story, but they butchered it. They jump from one time period, group, and place to another, then back to an entirely different setting from the first two. Nothing is in the proper sequence.

Directors shouldn't be awarded with more than one star when they botch a story up as badly as this. Someone needs to take the same film and put it together in a more chronological and logical order. Then we just might have a good story.

In the end, you don't really know what the movie is about. Is it about K2, the 1954 expedition, the 2008 expedition, or is it making some larger point? The movie is allegedly about the 2008 expedition, but again, they fail to simply tell us the story.

This movie shows a lot of great scenery, and shots of people climbing the mountain. If that's what you want to see, you will get that.


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