Touching the Void

Touching the Void

"The closer you are to death. The more you realize you are alive."
  • R
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 8.0  (33,620)
  • 82

This gripping documentary retelling of Joe Simpson's best selling book is as edge of your seat and spiritually touching as any Hollywood drama. It is a story of agony in the face of horrific weather conditions and the violent nature of the world's towering mountains. The year 1985 saw adventurists Joe Simpson and Simon Yates attempt to summit one of the taller peaks of the Peruvian Andes, a journey that would nearly claim their lives. Simpson and Yates' harrowing tale is documented through a seamlessly woven collage of interviews, re-enactments and beautifully filmed scenes on location in Peru. At times the friends walk you through the events surrounding the incidents exactly where those events took place while other scenes are acted to painful precision on the slopes of the treacherous Andes. As the life long friends relive their brush with death the viewer is steadily pulled deeper into an emotionally overwhelming cinematic experience.

Touching the Void
Touching The Void
Touching The Void

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Description
This gripping documentary retelling of Joe Simpson's best selling book is as edge of your seat and spiritually touching as any Hollywood drama. It is a story of agony in the face of horrific weather conditions and the violent nature of the world's towering mountains. The year 1985 saw adventurists Joe Simpson and Simon Yates attempt to summit one of the taller peaks of the Peruvian Andes, a journey that would nearly claim their lives.

Simpson and Yates' harrowing tale is documented through a seamlessly woven collage of interviews, re-enactments and beautifully filmed scenes on location in Peru. At times the friends walk you through the events surrounding the incidents exactly where those events took place while other scenes are acted to painful precision on the slopes of the treacherous Andes. As the life long friends relive their brush with death the viewer is steadily pulled deeper into an emotionally overwhelming cinematic experience.

Touching the Void is a 2003 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0 and a MetaScore of 82.

Touching the Void is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime and Apple TV+, The Roku Channel, Amazon and Apple TV. Some platforms allow you to rent Touching the Void for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2003
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 46 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (33,620)
  • Metascore
    82