It is Christmas 1908 in Messina, one of the richest merchant cities of the Mediterranean. Peter, the 13 year-old son of a rich English family is notorious for his cruelty to children, ... See full summary »
After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions.
Everyone loves Joe Ridley, except Joe. Dark, crushing depression envelops him and a childhood trauma haunts him. Elly loves him but he is pushing her away. Can he save himself before he loses everything?
The film follows a group of four friends on a multi-day ski-tour in the Austrian Alps. It shows the skills needed to progress through off piste resort skiing to multi day ski tours and ski mountaineering in glaciated terrain.
Off Piste could have been an exceptional film, with more careful handling.
Sharper, more intelligent narrative and a simpler, more considered story line, with perhaps the IRA, taking the place of the weird sociopath forlorn boyfriend/sidekick thing, would could have seen this film shine.
Indeed, the last quarter of the film is very watchable and hints at what this film could have achieved. Six out of ten from me.
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