Lisa Schwarzbaum
February 06, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

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?

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