TK wrote:If you don't mind reading subtitles, North Face (originally titled Norwand in German) is a great film about the Kurz, Hinterstoisser expedition on the Eiger. The only down side is the campy female lead who was a fictional vehicle to show the political undertones of early efforts to climb the Eiger. Her character was a waste in an otherwise well done non-fiction climbing tragedy. Just be warned, it's not a good film to show your girlfriend before leaving on a backpacking trip.
Just watched it on Netflix...... yeah, good thing my wife didn't watch it with me. Probably wouldn't be allowed to climb Florida's highest point after that!
Just watched Nordwand
on Amazon Instant Video last night (http://www.amazon.com/North-Face-English-Subtitled/dp/B003V9OCIS/ref=pd_cbs_mov_aiv_8
). Incredible Cinematography! Yeah, I definitely
won't be letting my wife watch it.
The fictional female character was a bit cheesy and did take up too much screen time IMHO, but didn't detract too
much from an otherwise edge of your seat gripping movie. It added a bit of drama and romance to the movie.
Wow, it definitely got my heart pumping watching it. It took awhile for the adrenaline to subside so I could fall asleep! Just awesome.
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