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The Beckoning Silence (2007)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 22 October 2007
After a near-death mountain climbing accident, Joe Simpson's injuries were so severe he was told he'd never climb again. His recovery left him to confront the question: why, after coming so... See full summary »

Director:

Louise Osmond

Writer:

Rupert Walters (original treatment)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Roger Schäli Roger Schäli ... Toni Kurz
Simon Anthamatten Simon Anthamatten ... Andreas Hinterstoisser
Andreas Abegglen Andreas Abegglen ... Willy Angerer
Cyrille Berthod Cyrille Berthod ... Edi Rainier
Steven Mackintosh ... Narrator (voice)
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Joe Simpson Joe Simpson ... Self
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Storyline

After a near-death mountain climbing accident, Joe Simpson's injuries were so severe he was told he'd never climb again. His recovery left him to confront the question: why, after coming so close to death, did he feel compelled to continue climbing?

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Drama

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Goofs

In the reenactment of the "traverse" between the Rote Fluh and the First Ice Field, numerous modern bolts can be seen in the rock. See more »

Quotes

Joe Simpson: This mountain, it's quite addictive. I've made six attempts on the face and got bad weather every single time. But it calls you. It... You know, I sort of had this phrase,'The Beckoning silence of great height' and what I was meaning by that was when you stand on the edge of a great drop, it's very difficult not to be absolutely staggered by it. When you look at a face like that and you're a mountaineer, you just want to go up there and play games on it.
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Follows Touching the Void (2003) See more »

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Fantastic story
31 January 2019 | by brett-76260See all my reviews

Well worth the time watching. Unbelievable story and has you on edge the entire time. Joe you're a remarkable person no question about it. What a show...


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Drama in der Eiger-Nordwand See more »

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