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    All I can remember is this mountaineer who hanging from a rope and his companion can't reach over to save him.

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    Touching the Void (2003) perhaps ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo View Post
    Touching the Void (2003) perhaps ?
    As far as I can recall, the mountaineer is left permanently hanging on this rope because he is possibly injured or his equipment has failed. The two mountaineers are roughly level with each other and can see each other but the gap in between them is too great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icestation2 View Post
    As far as I can recall, the mountaineer is left permanently hanging on this rope because he is possibly injured or his equipment has failed. The two mountaineers are roughly level with each other and can see each other but the gap in between them is too great.
    From the plot summary for Touching the Void on the IMDb:
    Joe Simpson and Simon Yates set out to climb the west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. It was 1985 and the men were young, fit, skilled climbers. The west face, remote and treacherous, had not been climbed before. Following a successful three-and-a-half-day ascent, disaster struck. Simpson fell a short distance and broke several bones in his leg. With no hope of rescue, the men decided to attempt descent together with Yates lowering Simpson 300 feet at a time in a slow, painful process that could have potentially been deadly for both. One further misstep led to Yates unknowingly lowering his injured partner over the lip of a crevasse. With the gradient having gone from steep to vertical, he was no longer able to hold on. Certain they were about to be pulled jointly to their deaths, the only choice was to cut the rope. How Simpson survived the fall, and made it back to base camp is a story that will astound and inspire. In Touching the Void, Yates and Simpson return to the Siula Grande for the first time to retell their story.

    Only one of them is hanging from a rope. The other one is trying to hold him up, but realises that they're both being dragged over the edge - a docu-drama quite accurately based on a true story

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    Could the film you're thinking of be the German film "North Face" (2008)? The film tells the desperately tragic true story of mountaineer Toni Kurz's death on the Eiger in 1936 and appears to exactly match what you describe.

    "Touching the Void" tells of a different scenario, but they're both excellent films.

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    I've not seen it yet, but "The Beckoning Silence" (2007) also tells the same true story from 1936, although it's apparently more of a documentary drama.

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    north face is similar but its a foreign film

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    Could the film you're thinking of be The Eiger Sanction from 1975 ?


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