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The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1975)

This Oscar-winning documentary tells the story behind Japanese daredevil Yuichiro Miura's 1970 effort to ski down the world's tallest mountain.

Director:

Bruce Nyznik

Writers:

Yûichirô Miura (based on the diary of), Judith Crawley
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûichirô Miura Yûichirô Miura ... Skier
Douglas Rain ... Narrator
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A Japanese skier ultimately dreamed of literally skiing Mt. Everest. He planned to ski some 8,000 feet down an icy glacier at a 40 to 45 degree angle, from the 26,000 foot level near the summit. This documentary chronicles this incredible feat and the tremendous task of climbing Everest itself. The narrator reads from the diary that the skier personally kept. Written by Andrew Baird-Kerr <andrewbk@networx.on.ca>

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Take Your Family to the Mountains

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

G
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Narrator: The first barrier in the ascent of Everest is a huge ice fall. It looks like the tongue of some gigantic demon. More lives have been lost here than on Everest itself. It rises 1600 feet--a world of dangerous, fragile beauty; a cascade of massive blocks of ice moving imperceptibly from the glacier above, pushed by the weight of centuries of the snows of Everest. Without warning it can shift and break into an avalanche of millions of tons of ice. On the other side of this barrier lies the most ...
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A Haunting Enjoyable Film
16 July 2005 | by benz2000e55-aaSee all my reviews

If you watch this movie because you expect a skiing movie, you will be disappointed. This is a movie about assaulting mount Everest and all that was involved in doing so in 1975. It is combined with a healthy dose of Japanese philosophy and a haunting narrative by Doulas Rain, the voice of Hal the computer in 2001. The narrator reads from the diary the skier kept during the assent. That combined with the music and the films overall look and pace makes it unlike anything I have every scene before. It is a dark journey up the mountain.

I found it very moving and throughly enjoyed it. If you are a sports guy, skip it... Otherwise, give it a try.


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Country:

Canada | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1975 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Człowiek, który zjechał z Everestu See more »

Filming Locations:

Mount Everest, Nepal

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Budget:

CAD410,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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