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North Face

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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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"4 Stars! One of the best mountain climbing movies ever made"

Seattle Times

"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

"Wickedly suspenseful!"

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

Cast & Crew
  • Toni Kurz : Benno Fürmann
  • Luise Fellner : Johanna Wokalek
  • Andi Hinterstoisser : Florian Lukas
  • Willy Angerer : Simon Schwarz
  • Edi Rainer : Georg Friedrich
  • Henry Arau : Ulrich Tukur
  • Director : Phillip Stölzl
  • Writers : Benedikt Roeskau, Christoph Silber, Phillip Stölzl, Rupert Henning, Johannes Naber
  • Producers : Isabelle Welter and Stephan Hansch
  • Cinematography : Kolja Brandt
  • Editing : Sven Budelmann
  • Casting : Anja Dihrberg
  • Production Design : Udo Kramer
  • Sound : Heinz Ebner
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2008
  • Release Date : January 29, 2010
  • Countries of Production : Germany, Austria
  • Languages : German
  • Running Time : 121 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Visual Effects of North Face

The Making of North Face

Deleted Scenes

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