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The Summit (2012)

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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

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Credited cast:
Christine Barnes ...
Cecilie Skog
Hoselito Bite ...
Climber
Walter Bonatti ...
Himself (archive footage)
Marco Confortola ...
Climber
Pat Falvey ...
Climber
Niall Foley ...
Fredrik Strang / Cas van de Gevel
Stefan Grossniklaus ...
Lars Nessa
Pasang Lama ...
Climber
Tshering Lama ...
Climber
J.J. McDonnell ...
Climber
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Marco Confortola (as Christo Mitzkov)
Johannes Moser ...
Rolf Bae
Lars Nessa ...
Climber
Damien O'Brien ...
Climber
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Ger McDonnell (as Lochlainn O'Mearain)
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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

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August 1, 2008. The deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain.


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Rated R for some language. | See all certifications »
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22 November 2013 (Ireland)  »

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Döden på K2  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,904 (USA) (4 October 2013)

Gross:

$218,454 (USA) (3 November 2013)
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Won Best Feature film at 2013 BANFF film festival. The award was accepted on behalf of the film makers by Norwegian adventurer Cecilie Skog, who is featured in the film. See more »

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Compelling true story
11 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

On August 2008, 11 mountain climbers die on top of the world second highest peak K2. This is a mix of interviews, documentary and recreations to tell the story of the eclectic mix of international teams of climbers. Also it has interviews with Walter Bonatti who is the youngest member of the '54 Italian expedition to summit K2 for the first time.

This is such a compelling true story. The climb and the descend is very tense. The only problem comes with a confused recounting of any controversy in the last 15 minutes. The ending is about a search for what happened to Ger McDonnell. It seems necessary to concentrate much more on him for the whole movie. Since they're doing recreations anyways, it's probably best to just do a narrative story with Ger as the protagonist.


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