Based on a true story, North Face is a gripping edge-of-your-seat adventure drama about a 1936 expedition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps, the North Face of the Eiger - aka the "Murder Wall". The Eiger has never been successfully climbed and, as the Berlin Olympics approach, Nazi propaganda urges German alpinists to vanquish the mountain for the glory of the Fatherland. Initially reluctant, two top young climbers, Toni Kurz (Benno Furmann, "Joyeux Noel") and Andi Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas, "Good Bye Lenin!"), are persuaded to take up the challenge by their childhood friend Luise (Johanna Wokalek, "The Baader Meinhof Complex"), now an aspiring photojournalist in Berlin, and her boss (Ulrich Tukur, "The Lives of Other"), a loyal Nazi looking for a good story. Soon the climb is on and what begins as a quest for glory becomes a desperate fight for survival.

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North Face (2008)

Adventure/Drama · 2h 6m

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Based on a true story, North Face is a gripping edge-of-your-seat adventure drama about a 1936 expedition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps, the North Face of the Eiger - aka the "Murder Wall". The Eiger has never been successfully climbed and, as the Berlin Olympics approach, Nazi propaganda urges German alpinists to vanquish the mountain for the glory of the Fatherland. Initially reluctant, two top young climbers, Toni Kurz (Benno Furmann, "Joyeux Noel") and Andi Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas, "Good Bye Lenin!"), are persuaded to take up the challenge by their childhood friend Luise (Johanna Wokalek, "The Baader Meinhof Complex"), now an aspiring photojournalist in Berlin, and her boss (Ulrich Tukur, "The Lives of Other"), a loyal Nazi looking for a good story. Soon the climb is on and what begins as a quest for glory becomes a desperate fight for survival.

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Status

Released

Language

German

Countries

Switzerland, Austria, Germany

Production Companies

MedienKontor Movie GmbH, DOR Film GmbH, Lunaris Film

Revenue

$927,704
Cast
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Benno Fürmann

Toni Kurz
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Florian Lukas

Andreas Hinterstoisser
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Johanna Wokalek

Luise Fellner
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Georg Friedrich

Edi Rainer
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Simon Schwarz

Willy Angerer
Person Photo

Ulrich Tukur

Henry Arau
Person Photo

Erwin Steinhauer

Emil Landauer
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Branko Samarovski

Albert von Allmen
Person Photo

Petra Morzé

Elisabeth Landauer
Person Photo

Hanspeter Müller

Schlunegger
Person Photo

Peter Zumstein

Adolf Rubi
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Martin Schick

Christian Rubi
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Erni Mangold

Großmutter Kurz
Person Photo

Johannes Thanheiser

Großvater Kurz
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Arnd Schimkat

Hotelbesitzer
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Klaus Ofczarek

Redaktionsleiter
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Martin Brambach

Redakteur Henze
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Peter Faerber

Spiess
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Traute Höss

Anna Fellner
Crew
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Philipp Stölzl

Director
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Christoph "Chris" Silber

Writer
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Philipp Stölzl

Writer
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Rupert Henning

Writer
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Johannes Naber

Writer
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Benedikt Roeskau

Writer
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Benjamin Herrmann

Producer
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Danny Krausz

Producer
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Rudolf Santschi

Producer
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Boris Schönfelder

Producer
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Isabelle Welter

Producer
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Theo Baltz

Producer
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Stephan O. Hansch

Producer
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Gerd Huber

Producer
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Kurt Stocker

Producer
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Kolja Brandt

Cinematograpy
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Sven Budelmann

Editor
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Christian Kolonovits

Music
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

North Face

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/11/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

North Face

(Blu-ray)

6/25/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

North Face

(DVD, Box)

5/18/2010

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