The Climbers

The Climbers

The Climbers

Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha) and Jing Wu (Wandering Earth) lead this Chinese true story mountaineering drama from Daniel Lee (Three Kingdoms). Special appearance by Jackie Chan.

The first Chinese climbers to summit Mount Everest - and the first ever to do it from the North Ridge - the mountain's most challenging side - are forced to make life or death decisions at every turn of the perilous journey.

2019Rating: M, Adult themes125 minsChinaMandarin and Tibetan with English subtitles
AdventureDramaWorld Cinema
Director:
Daniel Lee ('Three Kingdoms', 'White Vengeance', 'Black Mask')
Writer:
AlaiYing ShangDaniel Lee
Cast:
Ziyi ZhangJing WuJackie ChanBoran JingYi ZhangGe HuLong Chen

The Climbers / Reviews

South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

This account of the Chinese Mount Everest expeditions in 1960 and 1975 is a nationalistic spectacle that, curiously, often also allows personal sentiment to get in the way of the greater good.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

None of the relationships transcend narrative function, and so death, rage and reconciliations ring hollow.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Lee balances vertiginous, windswept set-pieces with satisfying character beats.

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