Touching the Void

Touching the Void (2003)

The closer you are to death. The more you realize you are alive.

  • Genre: Documentary, Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: 2003-09-05
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 228 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: UK Film Council
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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The true story of Joe Simpson about Simon Yates' disastrous and near-fatal attempt to climb 6,344m Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

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  • Brendan Mackey

    as Joe Simpson
  • Nicholas Aaron

    as Simon Yates
  • Richard Hawking

    as Himself
  • Ollie Ryall

    as Richard Hawking
  • Joe Simpson

    as Himself
  • Simon Yates

    as Himself
Directing Kevin Macdonald Director
Writing Joe Simpson Author
Production Charles Furneaux Executive Producer
Production Robin Gutch Executive Producer
Production John Smithson Producer
Production Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Sound Alex Heffes Original Music Composer
Camera Mike Eley Director of Photography
Camera Keith Partridge Director of Photography
Editing Justine Wright Editor
Production Susie Figgis Casting
Art Patrick Bill Production Design