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Meru (2015)

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Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Conrad Anker ... Self
Grace Chin ... Self
Jimmy Chin ... Self
Amee Hinkley Amee Hinkley ... Self
Jeremy Jones ... Self
Jon Krakauer ... Self
Jennifer Lowe-Anker ... Self (as Jenni Lowe-Anker)
Renan Ozturk ... Self
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Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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Believe in the impossible

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Documentary | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$91,279, 16 August 2015

Gross USA:

$2,334,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,334,228
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Short-listed for 'Best Documentary' (last 15 films) at the 88th Academy Awards 2016. See more »

Quotes

Anker, Conrad: The center of the universe is unattainable.
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Featured in Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter: Documentary (2016) See more »

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One of the most inspiring films you'll see. Period.
11 September 2015 | by mercurydylan89See all my reviews

Just got back from seeing the documentary film "Meru" in the theater. I will probably write more on it later, as there's just too many thoughts swirling now 'round me head. And perhaps none of you will see the writing (I'll stick it on IMDb. But the short story is it's truly a marvel. And not just one of the best docs I've seen but one of the greatest movies I've seen in a VERY long time. There's such an immersing story there, and the 3 principle characters are fleshed out so impressively that by the end you really are emotionally invested in each and feel you understand deeply what motivates and scares each of them. It's a film which really shines a light on big ideas of motivation, inspiration, brotherhood, insane, I mean INSANE perseverance and really broad almost sports movie clichés territory. But they nailed it! Honestly this film takes on such subjects in such a way as to put to shame most of the "feel-good", "overcome the impossible", "overcome so much to follow your dream" - type films. And the fact that it's a true story is just all the more awe inspiring.

And yeah, can't stress it enough, each of the three climbers' back stories are just so dramatic, and interesting. Any one of the three could have a nice documentary film made about them. It actually is crazy how many awesome story lines exist here, how many twists and back stories exist in this documentary and how nicely they tie all three of their lives together so beautifully.

Oh and it's about climbing a mountain, what more beautiful built-in cinematography can you ask for? And what better built-in metaphor can you want for any goddamn goal you may have in life?

It's astounding. If you can see it, I highly recommend it. It is just about the most purely INSPIRING film I've ever seen.


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