The Moun­tain Be­tween Us

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Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star as Alex Martin, a jour­nal­ist, and Ben Bass, a sur­geon, in this adap­ta­tion of Charles Martin’s 2011 best­seller. The pair meets at the air­port as they learn that poor weather con­di­tions have led to the can­cel­la­tion of their Bal­ti­more­bound flight. Both ur­gently need to find an al­ter­na­tive: Alex, for her wed­ding the fol­low­ing day and Ben for surgery. Alex or­gan­ises a small char­ter plane and Ben joins her.

The plane’s pi­lot (Beau Bridges) loses con­trol of the air­craft mid­flight and crashes atop the Colorado

Moun­tains, killing him­self in­stantly. Alex and Ben find them­selves in­jured and stranded on a re­mote snow­cov­ered moun­tain. Worse still, they dis­cover that their pi­lot didn’t file a flight plan and their phones were de­stroyed in the crash. No one knows their where­abouts.

Their sur­vival hinges on the con­nec­tion they have with one an­other. They at­tempt – in the face of their in­juries, freez­ing tem­per­a­tures and the vast, harsh wilder­ness – to trek hun­dreds of kilo­me­tres down the moun­tain, draw­ing on a strength they never thought pos­si­ble.

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