K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2014)


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This breathtaking film follows an historic attempt to summit the world's most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark K2 expedition in 1909. World-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering. The documentary also examines the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Action & Adventure
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Box Office: $13.0k
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The documentary's biggest highlight is its climbing footage, much of it shot by Mr. Ohlson; the film gets in close, with snow on the lens, and captures the sound of piercing winds at high altitude.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
New York Times
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Its considered use of ice and snow-covered vistas against the expanse of blue sky offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world's second highest peak.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
Village Voice
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Thoroughly captivating, thrilling and inspirational. It demands to be seen on the big screen.

Full Review… | September 1, 2014
NYC Movie Guru

For some, this documentary could be the best way to experience just how difficult and rewarding mountaineering can be.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Film Journal International

While the education is considerable, the fact that the footage has been lingering for five years is a fairly good indicator of the urgency of the final product.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
The Dissolve

From festivals at worldwide locations, 'K2: Siren of the Himalayas' came to a Film Society of Lincoln Center 'weekend of outstanding adventure films.'

Full Review… | November 23, 2013
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