Unrated | | Adventure, Drama, History
Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's ...See full summary »
14 May 2010 | gwlucca
10 | Not just a great climbing film -- it's a little masterpiece
Nordwand moves along like a finely jeweled Swiss watch. It functions at many levels: It is the story of a young female ...
As Luise Fellner and her boss, Herr Arau, arrive at the Eiger, the local guides are standing in front of the hotel advertising their services to the tourists. One of the guides notices a pair of climbers in the crowd. "Look who's coming," he says, "... ...
When you're at the bottom - Toni once told me - at the foot of the wall, and you look up, you ask yourself: How can anyone climb that? Why would anyone even want to? But hours later when you're at the top looking down, you've forgotten everything. ...
In the opening scene one of the entries in Toni Kurz's Tourenbuch includes a blue stamp from the Neue Traunsteiner Hütte. The entry is from 1936 but this hut was built in 1938.
German, Swiss German, French, Italian
$23,050 (USA) (29 January 2010)
$710,993 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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