Touching the VoidIn 1985, two young climbers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, set out to be the first to reach the summit of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. The peak is reached, however on the descent Joe falls and breaks his leg...
Critic Reviews of "Touching the Void"
NewsweekMarch 26, 2007
Touching the Void leaves you emotionally and physically spent, and grateful it was only a movie, not a mountain, you had to endure.
VarietyMarch 26, 2007
Awesome and harrowing.
Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
As a meditation on extreme human endeavour, character, friendship and the mysteries revealed by facing death, it provides much food for thought.
New York Magazine/VultureAugust 07, 2004
Most movies of this type re-create the action far from the actual scene of the crime, but Macdonald has invented a new subgenre: a docudrama in which the docu and the drama are equally authentic.
New YorkerAugust 01, 2004
The facts drop away, and it becomes impossible not to read the movie symbolically -- as a journey to the center of the earth, or farther still.
Orlando SentinelMarch 05, 2004
For a movie like this, touching the void just isn't enough. It has to touch the audience, too.
Common Sense MediaDecember 29, 2010
Excruciatingly tense story of a terrible accident.
Suite101.comNovember 04, 2010
"Void" plummets into the nucleus of instinct and consciousness - survival a near-primordial pursuit beyond bravery or weakness. It concocts no comfort about what was gained, but stares in transfixed, unforgettable awe at the horror of all that was lost.
ColeSmithey.comAugust 09, 2009
"Touching the Void" towers above the rest of that rarest of all film genres, the docudrama.
Sacramento News & ReviewAugust 07, 2008
This harrowing, white-knuckle tale of human endurance and gut-wrenching dilemma mingles the dramatization of these events and interviews with both climbers into an unforgettable, sometimes comically deadpan nightmare.
Empire MagazineApril 01, 2006
A slow starter which builds into a chilling depiction of the agonising disintegration of body and mind as they are exposed to the elements.
Lessons of DarknessMay 04, 2005
About a primal war waged by man against both himself and the natural world that surrounds him.
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Actors of "Touching the Void"
Brendan MackeyDescription: Brendan Mackey was born in Northern Ireland. He left School at 16 and trained as an apprentice electrician for two years. He then auditioned for and won a scholarship to RADA. Brendan gave up his apprenticeship and moved to London where he now lives.Since leaving drama school Brendan has played the lead in Les Blair's 'H3'(Golden Rosa Award, Bergamo Film Festival), Lab Ky Mo's cult comedy 'Nine Dead Gay Guys' (Best Feature, Montreal Comedy Film Festival), Marion Comer's 'Boxed' (Best Feature, Boston Film Festival) and most recently Kevin MacDonald's multi-award-winning 'Touching the Void', which won the BAFTA for Best Film in 2004.
Nicholas AaronDescription: Nicholas Aaron is an actor, known for Touching the Void (2003), Band of Brothers (2001) and Unstoppable (2004).
Joe SimpsonBirth date: 13 August 1960, MalayaDescription: Joe Simpson was born on August 13, 1960 in Malaya. He is known for his work on Touching the Void (2003), The Beckoning Silence (2007) and The Making of 'Touching the Void' (2003).
Simon YatesBirth date: 1963, Leicestershire, England, UKDescription: Simon Yates was born in 1963 in Leicestershire, England. He is known for his work on Touching the Void (2003), Dr. Plonk (2007) and Flynn (1993).
Directors of "Touching the Void"
Kevin MacdonaldBirth date: 28 October 1967, Glasgow, Scotland, UKDescription: Kevin Macdonald was born on October 28, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a director and producer, known for The Last King of Scotland (2006), State...
Creators of "Touching the Void"
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Joe SimpsonBirth date: 13 August 1960, MalayaDescription: Joe Simpson was born on August 13, 1960 in Malaya. He is known for his work on Touching the Void (2003), The Beckoning Silence (2007) and The Makin...