In this thriller-survival-romance directed by Hany Abu-Assad, two strangers – played by Kate Winslet and Idris Elba – charter a plane to complete their urgent journeys. Ben (Elba) is a surgeon who has an emergency in Baltimore, and Alex (Winslet) is a journalist travelling back home for her wedding, scheduled for the very next day.
The plane takes a turn for the worse however, and the two find themselves crash-landed in the midst of icy mountain peaks with no one around for miles. As they survive together against unbelievable conditions, they find each other life-saving in more ways than one. The situation may be bleak, but they are not alone, at least to begin with…
The Mountain Between Us – Friday at 9pm on Film4