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Touching The Void

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Synopsis

Touching The Void is based on the international best seller by renowned climber Joe Simpson, which describes one of the most extraordinary true stories of survival and adventure of our time. The book recounts a climb Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, undertook in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. The two young and ambitious mountaineers set off to scale the hitherto unclimbed west face of Siula Grande, a remote and treacherous 21,000ft peak.
 
Starting the descent through a blizzard, Simpson fell, shattering his leg. An heroic battle for survival unfolded in which both men were faced with life or death decisions which test the human spirit to its limit. Simpson and Yates returned to Siula Grande together for the first time to retell their story for the camera.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
106 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Kevin Macdonald
Producer
Charles Furneaux
Editor
Justine Wright
Screenwriter
Joe Simpson
Director of Photography
Mike Eley
Sound
Joakim Sundstrom
Music
Alex Heffes
Principal Cast
Joe Simpson, Simon Yates

Production Company

Darlow Smithson Productions
5th Floor Highgate Business Centre
33 Greenwood Place
London NW5 1LB
UK

T+44 (0)20 7482 7027
F +44 (0)20 7482 9649

hattie.bowering@darlowsmithson.com

Sales
Company

Pathe International, Kent House
14-17 Market Place
London W1W 8AR
UK

T +44 (0)20 7462 4427
F +44 (0)20 7436 7891

international.sales@pathe-uk.com
http://www.pathe-uk.com