Netflix has released a new trailer for The Summit of the Gods, one of the year’s most high-profile European animated features.
Part detective story, part action movie, part existential drama, the film focuses on a legendary Japanese climber and a photo journalist who grows obsessed with his exploits. A narrative device links their adventures to those of George Mallory, the real-life British mountaineer who died on Everest in 1924. Watch the trailer below:
The film is directed by Patrick Imbert (The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales) and based on the manga series of the same name by writer Baku Yumemakura and illustrator Jiro Taniguchi. Adapting the manga was in itself a task of Himalayan proportions: it runs to more than 1,500 pages of knotty intrigue and intense psychological drama. Imbert wrote the screenplay with Jean-Charles Ostoréro and Magali Pouzol.