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The Climb (2017)

L'ascension (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 January 2017 (France)
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A young man from the suburbs with no mountaineering experience decides to climb Mt Everest to show a woman he'd do anything for her.

Director:

Ludovic Bernard

Writers:

Ludovic Bernard (adaptation), Ludovic Bernard (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ahmed Sylla Ahmed Sylla ... Samy Diakhaté
Alice Belaïdi ... Nadia
Kévin Razy Kévin Razy ... Ben
Nicolas Wanczycki ... Jeff
Waly Dia Waly Dia ... Max
Maïmouna Gueye Maïmouna Gueye ... Evelyne Diakhaté
Denis Mpunga Denis Mpunga ... Célestin Diakhaté
Fadila Belkebla Fadila Belkebla ... Houria
Moussa Maaskri ... Nassir
Umesh Tamang Umesh Tamang ... Johnny le sherpa
Amir El Kacem Amir El Kacem ... Kévin
Johannes Oliver Hamm Johannes Oliver Hamm ... Johan
Rabah Nait Oufella ... Saïd
Oscar Copp ... Nadir
Erico Salamone Erico Salamone ... Didier Fauconnier
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A young man from the suburbs with no mountaineering experience decides to climb Mt Everest to show a woman he'd do anything for her.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Though technically based on the true story of Nadir Dendoune, this is only in a very loose sense. Indeed, the main character's name, age, ethnicity, relations and entire motivation for wanting to climb to the top of Mount Everest were changed for the film. In fact, writer/director Ludovic Bernard never read the book which the film purports to adapt. See more »

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A charming film with a good dose of adventure
12 June 2017 | by battabongSee all my reviews

I often find contemporary French cinema difficult to watch, but L'Ascension is different, I loved this film. It is charming, pertinent, and the whole fish-out-of-water thing (A young Franco-Africain man who has never been out of his Parisian ghetto promises a woman he's dating that he will climb mount Everest for her) is done really well. Add to this spectacular scenery in Nepal and Chamonix (faux Everest :-), and I think one has to be pretty fussbudget not to enjoy this film.


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France

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French | English | German | Nepali

Release Date:

25 January 2017 (France) See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$817,240
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2.35 : 1
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