North Face

North Face

North Face

Visceral German drama based on the true story of two young Bavarian climbers who in July 1936, amid the onslaught of propaganda from the Nazis, attempt to scale the north face of the Eiger - a near-vertical deathtrap, otherwise known as the 'murder wall'.

2008Rating: M, content may disturb121 minsGermany, Austria, Switzerland
AdventureDramaSportTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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North Face / Reviews

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Taken as a whole, this is not as accomplished a piece of work as Touching the Void with which it invites comparison, not least because in that film, we knew that the narrators survived, whereas here the historical record prepares us for the worst. But at its best, it's a vertiginous and heartstopping ride.

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Newshub

Newshub

Be warned (and not really surprised), North Face is not a film for sufferers of vertigo! But if you can brace yourself for the ascent, and keep your eye on the summit, you’ll knock the bastard off. It’s certainly worth it.

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Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

Not since Touching the Void has such an edge-of-your-seat and nerve-shattering mountaineering film been committed to celluloid.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A thoughtful and uncompromising look at the danger of national pride.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A well-crafted, visceral piece of historical filmmaking

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