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Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Conrad Anker ... Himself
Grace Chin ... Herself
Jimmy Chin ... Himself
Amee Hinkley Amee Hinkley ... Himself
Jeremy Jones ... Himself
Jon Krakauer ... Himself
Jennifer Lowe-Anker ... Herself (as Jenni Lowe-Anker)
Renan Ozturk ... Himself
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Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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Believe in the impossible


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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USA | India

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English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$269,248, 28 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,332,127, 15 November 2015
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Short-listed for 'Best Documentary' (last 15 films) at the 88th Academy Awards 2016. See more »

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Anker, Conrad: The center of the universe is unattainable.
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Featured in Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter: Documentary (2016) See more »

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Much much better than the theatrical 'Everest'
6 November 2015 | by BasicLogicSee all my reviews

Wow, this is one of the greatest viewing experiences I've ever had. The whole film put yourself as one of the team climbers with these three great, stubborn, die-hard, totally obsessed mountain climbers. What a cathartic therapy viewing journey! The Meru is just part of the Himalaya but more pure and an absolutely non-commercial summit unlike the Everest. We didn't see any littered garbage like what we usually saw along the route to Everest. When I watched this film, I couldn't help thinking of those films related to the mountain climbing: K2, Into The Thin Air, Everest, Cliff Hanger, Vertical Limit, even a old thriller, The Elgar Sanction. But this particular film would stand out quite uniquely. A simple narration, not exaggerated, not pretentious, not self-important or self-promoted with strong commercial stink. And the camera work, my, so crystal sharp and beautiful. I think 'Everest 2015' is way off the chart if compares to this one, plain and simple.

If you have the chance to watch this film, don't miss it, folks.


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