Watch: Must alpinist 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – Urmas Eero Liiv’s feature film “Must alpinist” (Ghost Mountaineer) is a youth film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It tells the story of an Soviet Estonian student hiking group which gets caught up in a series of scary events unfolding in wintry Siberia. The unpopular group leader Olle (Reimo Sagor), who becomes disappointed in his companions during the trip, disappears on the last day in the mountains. His rival, liberal-minded and adventurous Eero (Priit Pius) guides the descending hikers into a Buryate village on the mountain to seek help. A weird and insane chain of events is unleashed which seems to be orchestrated by the missing Olle. In a foreign land and among people they do not know, the hikers are faced with a task which they at first do not want to undertake and later are unable to tackle..
Plot: Ghost Mountaineer is a feature film with some hints of horror, based on actual events in Siberia back in Soviet times. A group of Estonian students on a winter hiking trip suddenly find themselves in the middle of bloodcurdling events in a Buryatian village. Olle, a closed off group leader disappointed in his mates, disappears in the mountains in the last day of the trip. Open-minded and adventurous Eero and the rest of the hikers are facing a situation they at first do not want to, but later can not solve. But no one is prepared for devastation seemingly conducted by the vanished group leader Olle. In strange country and amidst strange people, the group will soon find out that past actions and vengeance do not know the thin line between life and death.
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Although pleasantly energetic and captivating at first, ‘Ghost Mountaineer’, first feature film by director Urmas Eero Liiv, falls apart by the end. Diverse group of students who most barely know each other travel into Siberia to find nephrite. Conflicts and wrong decisions are easy to come.
The film tries to be blend of adventure, drama, mysticism and horror. Oh, and this all is based on true events. The first, adventure part, is quite good to watch, but halfway through the movie, director starts to throw is some glimpse of horror through sloppy editing and eerie sounds. The trouble is – the horror moments are never quite horrifying. And there is no reason to throw in some supernatural moments just for the sake of it and leaving them unexplained. Especially when they don’t add any real mystery to the big mystery itself. ‘Ghost Mountaineer’ was marketed as mystical horror film, but I wouldn’t consider couple of dream sequences and telling an old urban legend as a horror film. It was poorly developed mess that couldn’t understand it’s own reason to exist beside the pure vanity and pretentiousness of the director.
P.S. Based on this movie – geologists are quite the jerks.
Intense thriller based on a true story and with a rare glimpse on ethnic relations in the 80s USSR
A fascinating Estonian angle on Nordic noir, “The Ghost Mountaineer” is an excellent and original autobiographical thriller by Estonian documentary filmmaker Urmas Eero Liiv, a one-time biologist and a mountaineer. It tells the story of a group of late-Soviet Estonian university students embarking on a long hike in the snowy mountains and valleys of Buryat mountains in Siberia in search for the rare nephrite-rocks and, of course, fun. On the way, they lose one of their own and are forced to struggle with the harsh Siberian climate, their own inner-demons, perverse provincial Soviet bureaucrats, and the seemingly mysterious Buryat natives, semi-tamed by the European “civilization” of the Soviet/Russian type.
The imdb plot description and the previous reviewers seriously misrepresent this film. This is neither a youth film, nor an adventure movie. This is no horror flick or an orientalizing supernatural fantasy. It is a realistic thriller about youngsters from the European part of the USSR encountering the far-away Soviet East and its provinical colonial Russian bureaucrats. Kalatozov’s “Letter Never Sent” meets with Peter Weir meets with the best of contemporary Nordic thrillers. Though the depiction of Buryats and Russian bureaucrats could have been subtler, it honestly represents the ethnic projections, stereotypes, and relationships in the USSR on the eve of its collapse, without any retroactive political correctness so typical to the morally monistic cinema today. The film’s dream sequences not only shock, but also offer an interesting glimpse at how the Estonian youngsters project their culturally conditioned fears on the strange environment, and the film makes it pretty clear that this point of view has little to do with the much more complex social reality existing in the Buryat village at the time (the film was shot on location in the same Buryat village, where the actual events took place).
This is a very fine snowy thriller and an excellent debut for Urmas E. Liiv. I hope he will return to feature filmmaking very soon.
Original Language et
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (Estonia)
Genre Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Director Urmas E. Liiv
Writer Urmas E. Liiv
Actors Priit Pius, Reimo Sagor, Hanna Martinson
Awards 2 nominations
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Sound Mix Dolby SR (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Canon EOS C300 EF
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