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 Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif – the Eiger – two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.
"4 Stars! One of the best mountain climbing movies ever made"
"Critic’s Pick! A transfixing life-and-death adventure tale."
The New York Times
"A genuinely gripping drama."
New York Daily News
"Riveting and exhilarating!"
Los Angeles Times
"Stunning! Takes you along on one of the great adventures of the 20th century."
KNBC/Lyons Den Radio
San Francisco Chronicle
Winner! German Film Critics Awards 2009 - Best Screenplay
Winner! German Film Critics Awards 2009 - Best Cinematography
Winner! German Film Awards 2009 - Best Sound Design
Winner! German Film Awards 2009 - Best Cinematography
Visual Effects of North Face
The Making of North Face