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The Epic of Everest 1924 U

86 mins United Kingdom Director. J.B.L. Noel

"We expect no mercy from Everest," said George Mallory as he began his final ascent on the treacherous mountain - and he got none. Captain John Noel's moving and visually ravishing account puts the human struggle at its heart, while bringing home his own rapture at the 'lost world' of Tibet. Simon Fisher Turner's score gives majestic expression to Noel's passion and sense of wonder.

Restoration supported by The Eric Anker-Petersen Charity

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U Contains references to mountaineering deaths




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The Epic of Everest 1924 U

Premiere. A breathtaking and poignant account of the valiant 1924 British assault on the awe-inspiring peak, beautifully restored by the BFI.

86 mins United Kingdom Director. J.B.L. Noel


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