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NORTH FACE

by Philipp Stölzl

synopsis

During the summer of 1936, two Bavarian soldiers, Toni Kurz and Andi Hinterstoisser decide to embark on an ascent of the north face of the Eiger, in true German mountaineering spirit. Known as one of the most difficult climbs in the Alps, this legendary and tragic ascension was to be tracked by several journalists including Toni’s girlfriend, who worked for a German publication. Goebbels was quick to transform the two mountaineers into heroes for the greater glory of the Third Reich, although neither of them were members of the national socialist party.

international title: North Face
original title: Nordwand
country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Philipp Stölzl
film run: 126'
release date: DE 23/10/2008, AT 24/10/2008, GB 12/12/2008, NL 24/06/2010, IT 27/08/2010
screenplay: Christoph Silber, Rupert Henning, Philipp Stölzl, Johannes Naber
cast: Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Simon Schwarz, Georg Friedrich, Ulrich Tukur
cinematography by: Kolja Brandt
film editing: Sven Budelmann
art director: Udo Kramer
costumes designer: Birgit Hutter
music: Mischa Krausz
producer: Danny Krausz, Boris Schönfelder, Rudolf Santschi, Benjamin Herrmann
production: Dor Film West, Medienkontor Movie gmbH, Dor Film, Triluna Film, SF, (CH), BR/Munich, ARD Degeto Film/Frankfurt, Majestic Filmproduktion, Lunaris Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk (DE)
backing: Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmstiftung NRW, OFI Oesterreichisches Filminstitut, ORF Film-/Fernsehabkommen, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), EDI Bundesamt fuer Kultur Schweiz, Zuercher Filmstiftung
distributor: Majestic Filmverleih, Metrodome Distribution, Archibald Entreprise Film SRL

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