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The Climb (2017)

L'ascension (original title)
A young man from the suburbs with no mountaineering experience decides to climb Mt Everest to show a woman he'd do anything for her.


Ludovic Bernard


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ahmed Sylla Ahmed Sylla ... Samy Diakhaté
Alice Belaïdi ... Nadia
Kévin Razy Kévin Razy ... Ben
Nicolas Wanczycki Nicolas Wanczycki ... Jeff
Waly Dia Waly Dia ... Max
Maïmouna Gueye Maïmouna Gueye ... Evelyne Diakhaté
Denis Mpunga Denis Mpunga ... Célestin Diakhaté
Fadila Belkebla Fadila Belkebla ... Houria
Moussa Maaskri ... Nassir
Umesh Tamang Umesh Tamang ... Johnny le sherpa
Amir El Kacem Amir El Kacem ... Kévin
Johannes Oliver Hamm Johannes Oliver Hamm ... Johan
Rabah Nait Oufella ... Saïd
Oscar Copp ... Nadir
Erico Salamone Erico Salamone ... Didier Fauconnier


A young man from the suburbs with no mountaineering experience decides to climb Mt Everest to show a woman he'd do anything for her.

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French | English | German | Nepali

Release Date:

25 January 2017 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office


EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first half of the movie was actually filmed in Nepal (up to Base Camp). The rest was filmed at Mount Blanc (4810m), Europe's tallest mountain at the French/Italian border See more »


Referenced in ACS France (2018) See more »

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Good natured but very "unrealistic" movie.
21 April 2018 | by peter-376-761113See all my reviews

An enjoyable enough fish-out-of-water tale of a young black man from a Parisian ghetto attempting to climb mount Everest. There's some beautiful cinematography of the mountains ... but the fact that it's presented as a based on a "true story" when the narrative bears hardly any resemblance to the real life events undermines the success of the movie. I would imagine it makes serious mountaineers cringe.

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