THE HIMALAYAS

HIMALAYA

By Seok-Hoon LEE

CJ ENTERTAINMENT / CJ E&M CORPORATION - as SALES All rights, World / FIN

Action/Adventure - Completed 2015

Based on true events, renowned mountaineer Um Hong-gil sets out on a mission to Everest to retrieve his late junior climber’s body and faces the greatest challenge of his life.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South), NEPAL
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 124 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Seok-Hoon LEE
    • Synopsis
    • Following a grueling climb up Kanchenjunga, Hong-gil and Mu-taek become fast friends and
      partners in climb. The peak of their professional careers comes when they become the 14th team
      to scale the Himalayas. But the climb came at a price: both sustained injuries and Hong-gil was
      compelled to retire. Years later, Hong-gil is a renowned lecturer and Mu-taek takes up an assignment to go up Everest. When Hong-gil learns that Mu-taek has gone missing, he blames himself for
      encouraging the younger man’s plans. Looking at a photo of Mu-taek’s frozen corpse still trapped
      on the mountain, he decides to put together a rescue team to retrieve the body. Despite warnings,
      concerns over his injured leg and treacherous storms, Hong-gil leads the expedition.
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