“On the Edge” is an adventure series on exceeding oneself. “On the Edge” because when we push ourselves past our body is screaming to stop, we start to put ourselves in physical danger. The question is: how much can the mind persuade the body to keep going beyond the point the body is signalling to stop? This is about fear! Some men can achieve remarkable performances. However, are they accessible to ordinary people? Are we aware about our body’s exceptional abilities?
A survival instructor, a specialist in hostile environments, and an engineer passionate about algorithms, Marc Mouret will be the main character of our series. For a long time, he has been inhabited by this personal quest: to discover the unknown abilities of the human body, to show that man is more adaptable and resistant than he believes. Marc will have 100 days to sharpen his body and mind to take on extraordinary challenges: swimming under ice, running as long as possible, walking on a tightrope, climbing high, flying at the speed of a fighter jet… Each episode will focus on his physiological functioning and his physical perceptions through accessible scientific explanations.
- Genre: Science
- Length: 6 x 52'
- Producer: Laurent Ramamonjiarisoa
- Broadcaster: Planète+, TV5 Canada, National Geographic