The Ascent ★★★★

Death by Film Scavenger Hunt - Movie 10. A movie set in a winter climate

I think the warmest and cheeriest part of this movie was its setting in the Russian winter during WW2. On that note, it is an amazing movie all things considered. Even with subtitles the emotion of the movie comes through and watching the two soldiers situation get worse and worse and worse until it ends in pure awfulness is gut wrenching. The way it goes for the protagonists is honestly a bit like whiplash if you’re coming into it with the general movie expectation, (like I had), that it will work out for them in the end.