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Touching the Void

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Touching the Void

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/23/04
performer:
Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates
director:
Kevin MacDonald
author:
Joe Simpson
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

The story of a terrible, real, 1985 mountain-climbing accident, half-dramatized and half-documentary, which scales down the vertiginous moral question: When should a choice of self-preservation override the commitments of partnership?