Zeitgeist Films | Release Date: October 22, 2008
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MarkSMay 26, 2009
Wow. This is not your typical survival tale at all. Sure, it has all the elements of a great tale--epic odds, unmentionable decisions, and being 100% true. This alone would make it riveting, and that's where most documentaries stop. But Wow. This is not your typical survival tale at all. Sure, it has all the elements of a great tale--epic odds, unmentionable decisions, and being 100% true. This alone would make it riveting, and that's where most documentaries stop. But not this one. What haunts you. are the the survivors' amazing ability to articulate exactly what they felt, their inclusion of perfect morsels of detail, and the philosophical and spiritual insights that they share, are what make this story stand out. The cannibalism might draw you in, but that's not what you'll leave with at all. How often does a documentary teach you something about yourself? Expand
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JayHApr 22, 2009
A remarkable documentary, amazingly well pieced together, flawlessly edited with the past and present. The interviews are excellent. Very well thought out, fascinating from start to finish.
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PaulK.Jan 26, 2009
One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. It blew me away. If you have an interest, you MUST see this film.
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JayW.Nov 15, 2008
Excellent blend of archival footage, interviews and stunning recreations. Long, but worth it.
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MINTONmediaNov 11, 2008
Tremendously moving documentary, stirkingly similar in theme, location and gruling impact to 2004's memorable British mountain-climbing doc, TOUCHING THE VOID.
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