The Mountain Between Us

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The Survival films are often full of physical and traumatic pain but not often does the genre explore romance or comedy in the narrative.

The Mountain Between Us is the story of two strangers who find themselves stuck in the cold snowy winter in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah after the pilot of a charter plane has a heart attack in mid-air and crashes the aircraft. Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) is a photojournalist on the eve of her wedding that is stranded with Ben Bass (Idris Elba), a neurosurgeon who was traveling to help a 10-year-old with a life-saving operation.

Both realize their survival depends on sticking together but as they are challenged by all kinds of hurdles. As they become emotionally attached a romantic attraction between them becomes apparent.

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.

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