LEAVE AND RETURN
VASSILI VLADIMIRSKI, VICTOR KOZLOV
Russia / 1997 / 52'
The movie tells the story of the Russian alpine expedition to the Himalayas in the Lhotse area in the spring 1997. All eleven alpinists reached the Lhotse peak 8500 m and planned to follow the ridge to reach the eastern peak of the Lhotse, till then inviolate. The initial idea was not followed through, however, due to the death of Vladimir Bashkirov, head of the expedition, on the first peak.