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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.
4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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

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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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Enduring real story with incredible footage
8 November 2015 | by miloa-03357See all my reviews

Watched it after reading the good reviews on IMDb. The reviews are right in many ways, at least the positive ones.

First this is not a movie . This is real life with real drama , tragedy , courage , hope and a celebration of human spirit.

The documentary captures the eerie beauty and loneliness of the most amazing mountain range in the world. There is cracking footage of 3 courageous men slowly inching up to the summit 20000 ft above land.

At times the viewer will feel the very real vertigo , the absolute silence , the sheer complexity of the climb. It is said that this route to Meru is the most difficult in the list of mountaineering challenges.

The night sky looks like you are in space literally. I guess the climbers had the fortune of good weather resulting in beautiful cinematography .

What some may find equally moving and beautiful is the story of each of their struggles and how they use the climb to the top as a catharsis of sorts.

Best documentary in a long long time.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

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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