A 2021 Official Selection in Cannes, the animated feature, based on the manga series by Jiro Taniguchi, hits the streamer and select US theaters November 30.
Netflix has released the official trailer and key art for the animated feature The Summit of The Gods, an adaptation of the manga series by renowned manga artist Jiro Taniguchi and writer Baku Yumemakura. The streamer acquired the film after it premiered earlier this year in Cannes as part of the festival’s 2021 Official Selection. The movie hits the streamer and select U.S. theaters November 30.
The film asks the question: were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8, 1924? Only the little Kodak camera they took with them might reveal the truth. In Kathmandu, 70 years later, a young Japanese reporter named Fukamachi recognizes the camera in the hands of the mysterious Habu Jôji, an outcast climber believed missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.
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Directed by Patrick Imbert, co-director of The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, the film is produced by Jean-Charles Ostorero, Stéphan Roelants and Didier Brunner, best known for the award-winning animated comedy The Triplets of Belleville and the subsequent Ernest & Celestine. Screenwriters are Imbert, Ostorero, and Magali Pouzol. The Summit of the Gods was executive produced by Thibaut Ruby.