NORTH FACE

NORDWAND

By Phlipp STOELZL

BETA CINEMA - as SALES All rights, World

Historical - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Phlipp STOELZL
    • Synopsis
    • Based on a true story, starring Benno Fuermann (Merry Christmas), Florian Lukas (Goodbye Lenin), Ulrich Tukur (The Lives of Others) and Johanna Wokalek (Baader Meinhof Komplex)
      Summer 1936. TONI and ANDI are passionate mountain climbers. There's one mountain in particular that fascinates them: the Eiger North Face, the most dangerous rock face in the Alps, which has yet to be scaled. Being the first means not only a longed-for boost of their social standing, but also Olympic gold.
      As they get ready for their climb, they meet LUISE, Toni's childhood sweetheart, a journalist who has been sent to report about the conquest of the mountain with her fellow reporter ARAU, a Nazi follower. Though she and Toni fall in love again, Luise also feels drawn to Arau. Nonetheless, the now distraught Toni begins the ascent with Andi. On the way they meet the WILLI and EDI, their most tenacious rivals.
      Everything goes smoothly and they make good progress. On the terrace of the Grand Hotel at the foot of the Eiger, the four men are being watched with telescopes by enthusiastic crowds and the world press. Luise, too, is among them, and she realizes that Toni is still her real love.
      Suddenly the weather turns, and Willi injures himself. It looks as if the Eiger is going to win again. While a dramatic struggle for survival unfolds on the North Face, Luise sets out to save her lover. A race against time and the forces of nature begins...
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2007
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