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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ahmed Sylla ...
Alice Belaïdi ...
Nadia
Kévin Razy ...
Ben
Nicolas Wanczycki ...
Jeff
Waly Dia ...
Max
Maïmouna Gueye ...
Evelyne Diakhaté
Denis Mpunga ...
Célestin Diakhaté
Fadila Belkebla ...
Houria
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Nassir
Umesh Tamang ...
Johnny le sherpa
Amir El Kacem ...
Kévin
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Johan
Rabah Nait Oufella ...
Saïd
Oscar Copp ...
Nadir
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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€6,000,000 (estimated)
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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 See 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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