The Wildest Dream

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Released 2009

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Released:
2009
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PG
George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world.75 years later, climber Conrad Anker's life became intertwined with Mallory's after finding his frozen body with all his belongings intact. The only thing missing was a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Conrad Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance.This theatrical feature, directed by Anthony Geffen, was released in cinemas and giant screen theaters across the US by National Geographic Entertainment in August 2010.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    What happened to these men on that ascent is fascinating, though factors like differences in gear between 1924 and today means that definitively answering the question of how far M...

  • 70

    Variety

    A solid, gorgeous-looking documentary marred only slightly by a tendency to bury the lead -- namely, its subject, George Mallory.

  • 30

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    You may not believe it's possible to bore people to death with a film about risking your life, but The Wildest Dream comes shockingly close.

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