Reviews and Problems with North Face (aka: Nordwand)
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Movie overall 2
16 May 2010
Excerpt: What a boring, poorly written film. Great mountain climbing scenes are interrupted by non-mountain climbing scene filler featuring a female horse that speaks German. I'll take Vertical Limit or Cliffhanger over this film any day.
Excerpt: I imported this from Amazon.UK It's one of my favorite Blu's in my collection. The story is gripping and filled with suspense and nail biting tension. Stallone's Cliffhanger is minced meat compared to this great film.
Conclusion: If you don't know the real story or anything about climbing and would be happy with a Titanic-like love story fabricated into what, without such nonsense be an incredibly exciting real life drama, this may be for you.
Summary: A superbly filmed drama which has climbing scenes far more gripping than the actual route on the Eiger itself, albeit well done and exciting. However,the movie misleads in so many ways that climbers cannot take it seriously if they are at all aware of the actual events of 1936.