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L'ascension (2017)

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.


Ludovic Bernard


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 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 Oscar Copp ... Nadir
Erico Salamone Erico Salamone ... Didier Fauconnier


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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French | English | German | Nepali

Release Date:

25 January 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

1+Эверест See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office


€6,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The first fictional film to be shot at the Everest South Base Camp. See more »

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A charming and nice movie
26 December 2018 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

For those who think that French cinema is filled with nothing but pretentious bores, I would suggest that they take a look at this particular effort. Although officially based on a true story, it doesn't take long to realize that a lot of liberties were taken to make the movie more appealing and commercial. Sometimes these changes, such as making the protagonist incredibly naïve about what he will be facing, are a little lame and annoying. Fortunately, most of the movie does work pretty well. The incidents of comedy are low key but charming. Practically every character with a substantial part is very likable, especially the central character, who you will root for every step of the way. The movie also looks very nice, with expert cinematography and actual filming in Nepal. All this ends up making the movie a sweet surprise, one that you'll remember for a long time afterwards. And it will probably have you looking for more examples of French populist cinema. The movie is on Netflix, so catch it there.

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