• Nordwand (2010)


Release Date: January 29th, 2010

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

German and Austrian mountain climbers (Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas) scale the Eiger in 1936.

Cast: Benno Fürmann, Johanna Wokalek, Florian Lukas, Simon Schwarz, Georg Friedrich, Ulrich Tukur, Petra Morzé, Branko Samarovski

Director: Philipp Stölzl

Genres: Adventure , Historical drama

Production Co: DOR Film-West Produktionsgesellschaft mbH

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    More than delivers on the excitement and terror of this existential flirtation with one's own mortality. Where it falters is trying to link this event to Nazi-era politics and a feeble love story. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    These fears explain why in its scenes on the Eiger itself, North Face starts strongly and ends as unbearably riveting. They also explain why it was a strategic error to believe this story needed romantic and political subplots. show more

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This white-knuckle adventure is a literal and metaphoric cliff-hanger that gets a spectacular foothold on an unforgiving mountain. show more

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