Oscar-winning Director Pepe Danquart
Takes Viewers to Astonishing New Heights in
TO THE LIMIT
Coming to DVD on October 21 Following its Theatrical Release
Thomas and Alexander Huber rank as two of the best mountain climbers ever. Now the brothers set out to break the record in speed climbing the 2,900 foot sheer cliff known as ‘The Nose’ of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
Extreme sports don’t come any more extreme than speed rock-climbing. In their attempt to set a world record, the Hubers compress a three-day ascent for regular climbers into less than three hours. Intensive practice and split-second timing are required, and one false step can bring fatal disaster.
Featuring breathtaking footage of the mountains of Patagonia and Yosemite National Park, Academy Award winner Pepe Danquart follows the Huber brothers to locations never before reached by a film crew, capturing two competitive brothers who go to the very edge.
To the Limit completes a trilogy of sports films by Pepe Danquart, which includes Home Match (2000) and Hell on Wheels (2004). Danquart is a founding Member of Media Workshop Freiburg. In 1994 he won an Academy Award for his live-action short Black Rider, and in 2000 won the National Film Award (Lola) for Best Director for Homegame.
DVD Bonus Features: Epilogue • Bios • Production Notes • Photo Gallery
Selected Praise for TO THE LIMIT from its Theatrical Run
“Cheerfully lunatic... Breathtakingly daring!” -VILLAGE VOICE
“Wondrous! The cameras are right there with the climbers.” -SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"A heroic feat - 'Spider-Man' without computer graphics!" -NY SUN
"Beautifully gripping!" -DENVER POST
TO THE LIMIT
95 minutes, color, English & German w/English subtitles, 2007
UPC: 720229913461 • Catalog #: FRF 913461D
SRP: $29.95 /CAN.:$29.95
Pre-book: September 16 • Street Date: October 21
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