Netflix’s“Broad Peak” directed by Leszko Dawid, is a Polish biographical adventure drama that follows the tragic story of legendary Polish mountaineer Maciej Berbeka. After becoming the first person to cross the 8,000-meter mark in the Himalayas during the winter, he discovers that his summit adventure is far from over. So after 25 years, Maciej sets out on a mission to finish what he started and finally reach the summit of Broad Peak.
The Netflix film features great performances from a talented group of Polish actors, including Maja Ostaszewska, Ireneusz Czop, Piotr Glowacki, Tomasz Sapryk, and Dawid Ogrodnik. The inspiring story of a Polish mountaineer will keep the audience hooked while the backdrop of snow-capped and gigantic mountains makes one wonder about the actual filming locations.
Broad Peak Movie Filming Locations
“Broad Peak” was filmed on location in Poland, Pakistan, and the Baltic Sea, specifically in Mazowieckie, Malopolskie, and the Karakoram. Principal photography for the Polish film is believed to have started around September 2018 and ended in January 2020. As all the mountain scenes were shot on location at high altitudes and temperatures below -30 degrees, there were several complications during the production process.
However, the sheer determination of the cast and crew made it possible to film even at an altitude of 5,600 meters, making it the first feature film to be shot at such an altitude. Now let’s climb to all the specific locations where ‘Broad Peak’ was filmed!
Several key scenes for “Broad Peak” were filmed in Warsaw, Poland’s capital and largest city. Located on the Vistula River in east-central Poland, it is the global Alpha City and a major cultural, political, and economic center. Radom, a city in east-central Poland located south of Warsaw, also served as an important filming location for the Netflix movie. It is home to the biennial Radom Air Show, the largest air show in the country.
Other parts of ‘Broad Peak’ were filmed in and around Zakopane, a city in the Malopolskie Province (AKA Lesser Poland Voivodeship) in the extreme south of Poland. The production team ostensibly traveled around the city shooting various scenes on suitable backdrops. Also known as the winter capital of Poland, Zakopane is a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing, and hiking.
According to reports, several sequences for “Broad Peak” were shot in the Baltic Sea. Surrounded by several countries, including Poland, the Baltic Sea is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean with man-made waterways connecting it to the White Sea and the German North Sea Bight.
Films such as “Cherry Blossoms”, “The Legend of Rita” and “Bloodsuckers – Marxist Vampire Comedy” were filmed in the Baltic Sea.
Some of the most important and dangerous sequences for “Broad Peak” were filmed on location in the Karakoram, a mountain range in Kashmir that spans the borders of Pakistan, China, and India, with some of the mountain ranges extending into Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
K2, the second highest mountain on Earth, and Broad Peak, the twelfth highest mountain, are where most of the mountain sequences for the adventure film were shot. According to reports, the team spent about 35 days across the Karakoram and 46 days in the Alps.