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Beyond the Edge (2013)

Unrated | | Documentary, Drama, History | 4 July 2014 (USA)
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Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.


Leanne Pooley


Matthew Metcalfe (screen story), Leanne Pooley (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Chad Moffitt ... Edmund Hillary
Sonam Sherpa Sonam Sherpa ... Tenzing Norgay
John Wraight John Wraight ... Colonel John Hunt
Joshua Rutter Joshua Rutter ... George Lowe
Daniel Musgrove ... Tom Bourdillom (as Dan Musgrove)
Erroll Shand ... Charles Evans
Phurenje Sherpa Phurenje Sherpa ... Ang Nylma
Jimmy Kunsang Jimmy Kunsang ... Pemba
Callum Grant Callum Grant ... Alfred Gregory
Matthew Metcalfe ... Wilfred Noyce
Pasang Dawa Sherpa Pasang Dawa Sherpa ... Sherpa 1
Nima Wang Chhu Nima Wang Chhu ... Sherpa 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmund Hillary ... Self (archive footage)
John Hunt ... Self (archive footage)
Tenzing Norgay ... Self (archive footage)


Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

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The most extraordinary place on Earth, where two extraordinary men set out to achieve the impossible. See more »


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This was probably Britain's last chance to be the first country to have one of their citizens be the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. See more »

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Fantastic Mountain Film
11 September 2013 | by TeamFilmSee all my reviews

Watched this film at TIFF 13 and completely enjoyed it. The 3D takes you there and on the big screen in the Scotiabank theatre it felt like i could walk onto the mountain with Hillary and Tenzing.

Dramatic, tense and at times splendid in its visual depiction of Mt Everest this is must watch for anyone interested in this epic story and the men behind it.

The director takes her cue from films such as 'Senna' by completely doing away with talking heads and instead capturing the story entirely with the voices of the men who were actually there, aided only at times by the sons of Ed and Tenzing and a few select mountain experts.

A great watch and a mountain/adventure classic.

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Beyond the Edge 3D See more »

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