Meru

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"Believe in the impossible"
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 7.7  (15,428)
  • 77

Meru is a 2015 documentary film. It tells the story of a team of several mountain climbers and their epic quest to ascend the title mountain. Meru Peak is a 4000-foot summit known as the Shark's Fin, located in the Himalayas mountain range in the portion running through the country of India. The film is produced by the husband and wife team of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai; Jimmy is also one of the mountain climbers. The film has been a favorite at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary first covers the team's unsuccessful attempt at the summit ascent in 2008. The team returns in the present with a fresh start ready to make a second attempt. The mountain is a daunting challenge even for seasoned veteran climbers. The film captures the unbearably harsh weather conditions, the remote locations, and the precarious peak as they attempt their ascent, with beautiful natural footage of the surrounding, unspoiled natural area. As they continue their appointed task, each member of the crew has time to relate their motivations, personal driving forces, and past experiences which has pushed them to this ascent. The film reveals both the challenge of climbing Meru Peak and the strong character of each of the climbing party, whose journey is every bit as much spiritual as it is physical. The demanding challenge exhausts their resources, but the team keeps their sense of humor and vigilant safety standards throughout the ordeal. While the documentary has no natural plot to speak of, there are many suspenseful passages and scenes which add to the atmosphere of pitting the stength of the human spirit against the hardest of nature's odds.

Meru
Meru
Meru

Trailer - 2 min 26 sec

Meru (Clean Trailer)
Meru (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 2 min 13 sec

Description
Meru is a 2015 documentary film. It tells the story of a team of several mountain climbers and their epic quest to ascend the title mountain. Meru Peak is a 4000-foot summit known as the Shark's Fin, located in the Himalayas mountain range in the portion running through the country of India. The film is produced by the husband and wife team of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai; Jimmy is also one of the mountain climbers. The film has been a favorite at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary first covers the team's unsuccessful attempt at the summit ascent in 2008. The team returns in the present with a fresh start ready to make a second attempt. The mountain is a daunting challenge even for seasoned veteran climbers. The film captures the unbearably harsh weather conditions, the remote locations, and the precarious peak as they attempt their ascent, with beautiful natural footage of the surrounding, unspoiled natural area. As they continue their appointed task, each member of the crew has time to relate their motivations, personal driving forces, and past experiences which has pushed them to this ascent.

The film reveals both the challenge of climbing Meru Peak and the strong character of each of the climbing party, whose journey is every bit as much spiritual as it is physical. The demanding challenge exhausts their resources, but the team keeps their sense of humor and vigilant safety standards throughout the ordeal. While the documentary has no natural plot to speak of, there are many suspenseful passages and scenes which add to the atmosphere of pitting the stength of the human spirit against the hardest of nature's odds.

Meru is a 2015 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 77.

Where to Watch Meru

Meru is available to watch free on Tubi TV and Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, FuboTV, Philo, Crackle, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Meru for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2015
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 27 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (15,428)
  • Metascore
    77