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North Face (2008)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Luise Fellner
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Andi Hinterstoisser
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Georg Friedrich ...
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Henry Arau
Erwin Steinhauer ...
Emil Landauer
Branko Samarovski ...
Albert von Allmen
Petra Morzé ...
Elisabeth Landauer
Hanspeter Müller ...
Hans Schlunegger (as Hanspeter Müller-Drossart)
Peter Zumstein ...
Adolf Rubi
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Christian Rubi
Erni Mangold ...
Grossmutter Kurz
Johannes Thanheiser ...
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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. Written by Irishlass240 (smmorr240@al.com)

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$23,050 (USA) (29 January 2010)

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$710,993 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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Trivia

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, "Bartolo Sandri and Mario Menti." A fellow guide mutters: "Another couple of fools. Come in a train and leave in a coffin." These two Italian climbers fell to their deaths from the north face June 21, 1938. See more »

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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. See more »

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[in German, quoting English subtitles]
Luise Fellner: [voiceover] 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. Except the one person you promised you would come back to.
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Written and Composed by Ulrich Tukur
Performed by Ulrich Tukur
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Best climbing movie ever
17 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen a lot of climbing movies and this one tops them all. The climbing scenes are remarkable- it will keep you on the edge of your seat! To see these guys climbing thousands of feet up on this face with the old equipment is incredible, and you feel like you are actually there with the amazing cinematography. It left me asking, "how in the world did they film that?!" It is an astonishing true story. If you don't know about it, do yourself a favor and watch the movie before reading about it. Why don't they make more movies like this?? Hollywood needs to learn a lesson…tell a true story, be faithful to it, and don't rely on CGI and special effects.


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