Broad Peak
Broad Peak (2022)

Broad Peak – Movie Review

A Heavy Load to Climb With

Broad Peak is a 2022, Polish movie directed by Leszek Dawid, starring Ireneusz Czop, Dawid Ogrodnik and Maja Ostaszewska. This story is inspired by real-life events.

Premise

Maciej Berbeka climbed Broad Peak (8,051 meters; 26,414 ft) in 1988. However when he returned to Poland, it was uncovered that the climber had not quite made it to the summit of the mountain.

Broad Peak
Broad Peak (2022)

Review

It is an interesting movie, however when compared to other movies with a similar theme, Broad Peak might seem misleading. Had it been the first movie of its kind, it would probably be considered groundbreaking and what have you. But, that is not the case. Rather than providing the viewer with thrill, it is gives us a chronicle of the sequence of events in this story. Then again, this is a drama, that also tells the emotional roller-coaster the protagonist and his family went through once it was found out he had been lied to, and not reached the top of the mountain. Ireneusz Czop takes on the role as Maciej, and does so convincingly.

The first half of the movie takes us through the ascent of Broad Peak, with scenes and sequences of snow, mountain, frozen beards, and actually, very good photography. That should not be denied this movie. The takes in the mountain range are good.

Our Opinion

The movie tells a dramatic and interesting story. A bit heavy at times, it is well produced, with good takes and scenes, especially those on the mountain range, and manages to portray the characters’ emotional journeys following what was a big blow to their egos; with the convincing performances, particularly by Ireneusz Czop and Maja Ostaszewska.

Release Date

September 14, 2022.

Where to Watch Broad Peak

Netflix.

Cast

Ireneusz Czop / Maciej Berbeka

Maja Ostaszewska / Ewa Dyakowska-Berbeka

Łukasz Simlat / Krzysztof Wielicki

Piotr Głowacki / Aleksander Lwow

Dawid Ogrodnik / Adam Bielecki

Marcin Czarnik

Tomasz Sapryk / Andrzej Zawada

Maciej Raniszewski / Tomasz Kowalski

Maciej Kulig / Artur Malek

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Broad Peak (2022)
Broad Peak

Movie title: Broad Peak

Movie description: Maciej Berbeka climbed Broad Peak (8,051 meters; 26,414 ft) in 1988. However when he returned to Poland, it was uncovered that the climber had not quite made it to the summit of the mountain.

Date published: September 14, 2022

Country: Poland

Duration: 100 mins

Author: Elisabeth Plank

Director(s): Leszek Dawid

Actor(s): Dawid Ogrodnik, Maja Ostaszewska, Lukasz Simlat, Marcin Czarnik, Piotr Glowacki, Tomasz Sapryk, Ireneusz Czop, Maciej Raniszewski

Genre: Drama

Review

The movie tells a dramatic and interesting story. A bit heavy at times, it is well produced, with good takes and scenes, especially those on the mountain range, and manages to portray the characters’ emotional journeys following what was a big blow to their egos; with the convincing performances, particularly by Ireneusz Czop and Maja Ostaszewska.

Overall
6.7/10
6.7/10

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