WINGS OVER EVEREST (2019) review

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When a plane transporting highly-sensitive CIA files crashes in the “death zone” of Mount Everest, above 8,000 meters of altitude and with temperatures that can go down to -60°C, a moutain rescue team headed by Jiang Yuesheng (Koji Yakusho) is tasked by shady operatives Victor and Marcus Hawk (Victor Webster and Graham Shiels) with locating it and retrieving the documents. After the tragic death of Jiang’s daughter months earlier, the team is one member short, so he must reluctantly hire gifted but reckless climber Xiao Daizi (Zhang Jingchu). She herself lost her boyfriend during an ill-fated expedition to the summit, and is hoping to locate and bring back his body. But when it appears that the plane’s contents – and Hawk’s intent – are not what they seem, the climb turns deadly.

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