Killer Slope

(Killer Slope)
The Netherlands, 2014, 110 min.
NATIONAL PREMIERE
Directed by
Geertjan Lassche
IDFA 2014, The Netherlands – Nominated Best Dutch documentary
DMMF Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2015, The Netherlands - Grand Prix
International Competition Trento Film Festival 2015, Italy - Official Selection
International Competition Docville Leuven 2015, Belgium – Official Selection
Planete+Doc Film Festival 2015, Poland - Official Selection

A discussion with Alex Găvan will follow the screening on Sunday.

April 2014 a Dutch expedition start to climb the Cho Oyu, the sixth mountain in the world. During earlier expeditions two Dutch died at this Himalaya-mountain.

Filmmaker and investigative journalist Geertjan Lassche closely follows the group on their way up to top. What drives these people? How ruthless do you need to be? And are these mountain climbers really as arrogant as they seem to be? The closer the group gets to the top, the more we see all kinds of universal dilemmas in and about mountaineering.

And then, after six weeks, the mountain itself turns against the climbers.

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April 2014 a Dutch expedition start to climb the Cho Oyu, the sixth mountain in the world. During earlier expeditions two Dutch died at this Himalaya-mountain. Filmmaker and investigative journalist Geertjan Lassche closely follows the group on their way up to top. What drives these people? How ruthless do you need to be? And are these mountain climbers really as arrogant as they seem to be? The closer the group gets to the top, the more we see all kinds of universal dilemmas in and about mountaineering. And then, after six weeks, the mountain itself turns against the climbers. – See more at: http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=f577abc9-a062-4de2-a1fd-3f0a80fa3d01&tab=dfs#sthash.2GgJHGoQ.dpuf
April 2014 a Dutch expedition start to climb the Cho Oyu, the sixth mountain in the world. During earlier expeditions two Dutch died at this Himalaya-mountain. Filmmaker and investigative journalist Geertjan Lassche closely follows the group on their way up to top. What drives these people? How ruthless do you need to be? And are these mountain climbers really as arrogant as they seem to be? The closer the group gets to the top, the more we see all kinds of universal dilemmas in and about mountaineering. And then, after six weeks, the mountain itself turns against the climbers. – See more at: http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=f577abc9-a062-4de2-a1fd-3f0a80fa3d01&tab=dfs#sthash.2GgJHGoQ.dpuf

April 2014 a Dutch expedition start to climb the Cho Oyu, the sixth mountain in the world. During earlier expeditions two Dutch died at this Himalaya-mountain. Filmmaker and investigative journalist Geertjan Lassche closely follows the group on their way up to top. What drives these people? How ruthless do you need to be? And are these mountain climbers really as arrogant as they seem to be? The closer the group gets to the top, the more we see all kinds of universal dilemmas in and about mountaineering. And then, after six weeks, the mountain itself turns against the climbers. – See more at: http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=f577abc9-a062-4de2-a1fd-3f0a80fa3d01&tab=dfs#sthash.2GgJHGoQ.dpuf

April 2014 a Dutch expedition start to climb the Cho Oyu, the sixth mountain in the world. During earlier expeditions two Dutch died at this Himalaya-mountain. Filmmaker and investigative journalist Geertjan Lassche closely follows the group on their way up to top. What drives these people? How ruthless do you need to be? And are these mountain climbers really as arrogant as they seem to be? The closer the group gets to the top, the more we see all kinds of universal dilemmas in and about mountaineering. And then, after six weeks, the mountain itself turns against the climbers. – See more at: http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=f577abc9-a062-4de2-a1fd-3f0a80fa3d01&tab=dfs#sthash.2GgJHGoQ.dpuf