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Beyond the Edge (2013)

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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.

Director:

Leanne Pooley

Writers:

Matthew Metcalfe (screen story), Leanne Pooley (screen story) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Edmund Hillary ... Himself (archive footage)
John Hunt John Hunt ... Himself (archive footage)
Tenzing Norgay Tenzing Norgay ... Himself (archive footage)
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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.

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Edge 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Production Co:

General Film Corporation See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Great film!
21 September 2013 | by dana-rotbergSee all my reviews

It takes a sophisticated filmmaker to take us though a well known epic adventure with the grip of an efficient emotional narrative, technical intelligence and visual grace. That is precisely what L Pooley does in her recent film Beyond The Edge. The subtle usage of 3D, which could have been an excuse to overload the film with an abusive imposition of random and endless visual planes, allows the viewer to experience the amazing adventure of two unique men and a unique mountain, in a quiet and mesmerizing manner. There is not one moment in the film in which the tension and the expectation of what is taking place in the story is diminished by the fact that we all know what the story is about. Great film not to be missed!


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