Written February 15, 2010
This was truly an incredible and beautifully photographed movie. It was a gripping and spellbinding tale which kept you on the edge of your seat.
Although the movie was spoken entirely in German with the English subtitles, I am glad that the producers decided decided not to dub over in English. Otherwise much of the realism of the time, place, and people would have been taken away.
The story was well told with plots inside of plots. Not only was it a tale of harrowing mountain climbers attempting to make history for the first ascent of the Eiger North Face, but a story of true love, passion, and adoration.
The only issue I saw was that some of the subtitles were almost the same color as the background images making it difficult to read sections of the text. This was however, minor as the story told itself.
Truly an remarkable movie, one which any audience will find exciting, and one which I will add to my personal DVD collection once it is available (hopefully).
Written June 14, 2010
This is a very good movie to watch ,worthed to spend your time to see a good directing,acting and every aspect of making a great movie. Critics!!! sit back and enjoy it with no ego.
Well done job and I want to thank you guys for letting me know that there is still good movie people out there. This is a educational element for Directing students .
Written April 17, 2010
Will See It On BluRay
Written February 11, 2010
sad authentic frostbitten falling death
Written June 18, 2014
"North Face" (Nordwand) (2008)--The Ogre of the Alps
Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful film about climbing the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi Germany urges the nation's mountain climbers to conquer the Eiger ("Ogre" in German) - two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent despite knowing their exploits will be used as propaganda. After being refused leave from the German army, they volunteer to make the climb, disinterested in Third Reich politics. (Nazi politics play only a historical role as the backdrop for the historic climb.)The German climbers play into the Nazis superiority obsession as they face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous Eiger. Although the movie starts a little slowly in initiating the ascent of Eiger, it really picks up pace about one third the way in as the challenges of the climb become evident. See the complete review at: ***unhealedwound.com