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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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Nick Ryan

Writer:

Mark Monroe
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Christine Barnes Christine Barnes ... Cecilie Skog
Hoselito Bite Hoselito Bite ... Climber
Walter Bonatti Walter Bonatti ... Self (archive footage)
Marco Confortola Marco Confortola ... Climber
Pat Falvey Pat Falvey ... Climber
Niall Foley Niall Foley ... Fredrik Strang / Cas van de Gevel
Stefan Grossniklaus Stefan Grossniklaus ... Lars Nessa
Pasang Lama Pasang Lama ... Climber
Tshering Lama Tshering Lama ... Climber
J.J. McDonnell J.J. McDonnell ... Climber
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Marco Confortola (as Christo Mitzkov)
Johannes Moser Johannes Moser ... Rolf Bae
Lars Nessa Lars Nessa ... Climber
Damien O'Brien Damien O'Brien ... Climber
Lochlann O'Mearáin ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language. | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Won both the 'Best Mountaineering Film' and 'Festival Grand Prize' at the 2014 Vancouver International Mountain film festival VIMFF. See more »

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The title of the movie does not show until about 15 minutes into the film. See more »

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Compelling true story
11 July 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

On August 2008, 11 mountain climbers die on top of the world second highest peak K2. This is a mix of interviews, documentary and recreations to tell the story of the eclectic mix of international teams of climbers. Also it has interviews with Walter Bonatti who is the youngest member of the '54 Italian expedition to summit K2 for the first time.

This is such a compelling true story. The climb and the descend is very tense. The only problem comes with a confused recounting of any controversy in the last 15 minutes. The ending is about a search for what happened to Ger McDonnell. It seems necessary to concentrate much more on him for the whole movie. Since they're doing recreations anyways, it's probably best to just do a narrative story with Ger as the protagonist.


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Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Döden på K2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,904, 6 October 2013

Gross USA:

$243,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,651
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1.85 : 1
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