Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (excluding France, Benelux, China, Japan, Korea) to the animated feature The Summit of the Gods (Le Sommet des Dieux), based on Jiro Taniguchi’s and Baku Yumemakura’s best selling manga. The film will release in select U.S. theaters on November 24, in the UK on November 26, and on Netflix on November 30.
Directed by Patrick Imbert (The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales), the film premiered earlier this year in Cannes where it was part of the festival’s 2021 Official Selection.
The synopsis for The Summit of the Gods reads: Were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8th, 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.
Magali Pouzol and Patrick Imbert, Jean-Charles Ostorero penned the script. Jean-Charles Ostorero, Didier Brunner (The Triplets of Belleville, Ernest & Celestine), Damien Brunner, and Stéphan Roelants serve as producers with Thibaut Ruby executive producing.
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