Mt. Tsurugidake

Mt. Tsurugidake

Directed by Daisaku Kimura, 2009, Japan, 2:19, Japanese

 

In 1907, a group of men set out on an expedition to climb the last unconquered mountain in the last unmapped region of Japan: the magnificent Mount Tsurugidake, considered the country’s most dangerous peak. This critically acclaimed historical drama was the directorial debut of Kimura, a 40-year veteran cinematographer whose talents and experience served well in capturing the stunning scenery of the film. Some of Japan’s top actors star in this gripping tale of man versus nature, which is an adaptation of the novel by the same name. In a test between human and mountain, willpower and adversity, Mt. Tsurugidake is a spectacular treatment of the final years of terrestrial exploration.

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