Wu Jing in a scene from The Climbers (category: IIA, Mandarin, Tibetan), directed by Daniel Lee. Zhang Ziyi co-stars.

The Climbers film review: Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi in patriotic mountaineering drama

  • Based on Chinese Mount Everest expeditions of 1960 and 1975, this heavily fictionalised version lets melodrama get in the way of good storytelling
  • Despite some thrilling scenes, contrived side stories only lessen the tension and drama
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Wu Jing in a scene from The Climbers (category: IIA, Mandarin, Tibetan), directed by Daniel Lee. Zhang Ziyi co-stars.
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