The Summit of the Gods The Summit of the Gods

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (excluding France, Benelux, China, Japan, Korea) to The Summit of the Gods (Le Sommet des Dieux).

The streamer will release the France-Luxembourg co-production in select U.S. theaters on November 24, in the U.K. on November 26, and on Netflix on November 30.

Based on a manga drawn by the renowned Jiro Taniguchi, Gods started its festival run with an official selection at Cannes. We identified it earlier this month as one of the foreign animated features that was building buzz ahead of awards season.

Patrick Imbert (The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales) directs from a script he wrote with Magali Pouzol and Jean-Charles Ostorero. The film was executive produced by Thibaut Ruby, and produced by Jean-Charles Ostorero, Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, and Stéphan Roelants.

Here is Netflix’s synopsis of the film:

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.