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Ghost Mountaineer (2015)

Must alpinist (original title)
Urmas Eero Liiv's feature film "Must alpinist" (Ghost Mountaineer) is a youth film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It ... See full summary »

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Priit Pius ... Eero
Reimo Sagor ... Olle
Hanna Martinson Hanna Martinson ... Marleen
Liis Lass Liis Lass ... Anne
Veiko Porkanen Veiko Porkanen ... Margus
Rait Õunapuu Rait Õunapuu ... Indrek
Vadim Andreev ... Militia man
Valerii Sanzheev Valerii Sanzheev ... Fotik
Vanda Iaksheeva Vanda Iaksheeva ... Morgue Lady
Andrei Vinokurov Andrei Vinokurov ... Vanja
Artjomi Dovgopolõi Artjomi Dovgopolõi ... Kolja
Jevgeni Solonikin Jevgeni Solonikin ... Chief of Irkutsk
Marina Jelina Marina Jelina ... Russian woman in post office
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Urmas Eero Liiv's feature film "Must alpinist" (Ghost Mountaineer) is a youth film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It tells the story of an Soviet Estonian student hiking group which gets caught up in a series of scary events unfolding in wintry Siberia. The unpopular group leader Olle (Reimo Sagor), who becomes disappointed in his companions during the trip, disappears on the last day in the mountains. His rival, liberal-minded and adventurous Eero (Priit Pius) guides the descending hikers into a Buryate village on the mountain to seek help. A weird and insane chain of events is unleashed which seems to be orchestrated by the missing Olle. In a foreign land and among people they do not know, the hikers are faced with a task which they at first do not want to undertake and later are unable to tackle. Written by Kopli Kinokompanii

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Ghost Mountaineer Not In the Movie
11 June 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

Although pleasantly energetic and captivating at first, 'Ghost Mountaineer', first feature film by director Urmas Eero Liiv, falls apart by the end. Diverse group of students who most barely know each other travel into Siberia to find nephrite. Conflicts and wrong decisions are easy to come.

The film tries to be blend of adventure, drama, mysticism and horror. Oh, and this all is based on true events. The first, adventure part, is quite good to watch, but halfway through the movie, director starts to throw is some glimpse of horror through sloppy editing and eerie sounds. The trouble is - the horror moments are never quite horrifying. And there is no reason to throw in some supernatural moments just for the sake of it and leaving them unexplained. Especially when they don't add any real mystery to the big mystery itself. 'Ghost Mountaineer' was marketed as mystical horror film, but I wouldn't consider couple of dream sequences and telling an old urban legend as a horror film. It was poorly developed mess that couldn't understand it's own reason to exist beside the pure vanity and pretentiousness of the director.

P.S. Based on this movie - geologists are quite the jerks.


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Estonia

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Estonian | Russian

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27 November 2015 (Estonia) See more »

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Buryatia, Russia See more »

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EUR800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR (RCA Sound Recording)

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