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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...
Actors of "Touching the Void"
Characters of "Touching the Void"
Directors of "Touching the Void"
Kevin MacdonaldBirthdate: 28 October 1967, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Creators of "Touching the Void"
Joe SimpsonBirthdate: 13 August 1960, Malaya
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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