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ROPED UP

by Frédéric Favre

synopsis

For one and a half years, the filmmaker follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, an incredibly tough race across the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to take part in memory of her father, but she is not used to engage in a team. Guillaume is an accomplished competitor. He struggles to find a balance between family, work and his passion. Antoine has just left rehab. Now he’s eager to prove his worth to the world. A raw and intimate journey into the three protagonists' innermost motivations and the story of how this adventure transforms them.

international title: Roped Up
original title: Encordés
country: Switzerland
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Frédéric Favre
film run: 106'
screenplay: Frédéric Favre
cinematography by: Frédéric Favre, Jonas Jäggy, Peter Guyer
film editing: Prune Jaillet
producer: Louis Mataré, David Fonjallaz
production: Lomotion
backing: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Telepool GmbH
distributor: Filmbringer Distribution AG
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