General Information

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Released Year: 2008
Runtime: 126 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Directors: Philipp Stölzl
Writers: Philipp Stölzl, Christoph Silber, Rupert Henning, Johannes Naber
Casts: Florian Lukas, Benno Fürmann, Ulrich Tukur, Hanspeter Müller, Johanna Wokalek, Georg Friedrich, Simon Schwarz, Erwin Steinhauer, Branko Samarovski, Petra Morzé, Peter Zumstein, Martin Schick
IMDB: North Face (2008)

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IMDB Rating: 7.4


Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey
This is a film done right by just about every measure. The extremes of the story seep deep into your bones -- the beauty, the allure, the desperation and especially the cold in this world where life literally hangs on rope and what Mother Nature chooses to throw at you.
The New York Times - Stephen Holden
Transfixing in the way that well-told life-and-death adventure tales inevitably are. It is the film’s more mundane elements -- an awkward, under-nourished love story and half-baked politics -- that are problematic.
The Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt
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.
Variety - Derek Elley
An often grippingly staged mountain movie that's good but not great.
Village Voice - Unnamed
Director Philipp Stölzl makes the movie a tad more political (i.e., anti-Nazi) than it needs to be, but Fürmann's stoic performance reduces the story to its harsh, true fundamentals.

North Face (2008)

North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.