The movie comments the sense of action and search for the extreme on the part of the contemporary men of adventure, both amateurs and professionals. At the end of the 20th century, many men in search of impressive feats have used the planet as their game field. Germain has used a considerable number of excerpts from notorious exploration and adventure movies.
Bernard Germain graduated from the Paris Sorbonne University; he is a mountain guide. He runs La Montagne et l'Alpinisme, the magazine of the French Alpine Club. He has made several films which have influenced mountain cinema, including Annapurna - 1.er 8000 à ski, Un pic pour Lénin, Le concerto d'Alaska, winning the City of Trento Grand Prize in 1983, and Désire d'Everest, which won the Golden Gentian for Best Mountaineering Film in 1991.