Hallelujah! 'North Face' comes to the US!

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Hallelujah! 'North Face' comes to the US!

by kheegster » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:13 am

No, I'm not talking about everyone's favorite yuppie apparel, but the German film 'Nordwand', about the Hinterstoissier-Kurtz-Angerer-Rainer attempt on the Eiger Nordwand, that was released last year.

It's retitled 'North Face' and will be shown in select theaters across the US. I'm stoked! Should be better than '2012' (last film I watched :( ).

http://www.northfacethemovie.com/

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by Brad F » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:29 am

Looks good. Hopefully this will come to Canada as well.

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by MRoyer4 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:56 am

I saw it in Peru in German with Spanish subtitles (I speak neither). I was a bit disappointed. Too much love story. Maybe it would be different in a language I understand.

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by Dragger » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:35 am

It's a fantastic movie; I think it's the best climbing movies I've ever seen, even when compared to films like Touching the Void. It's a good movie for non-climbers too. We watched it just last night for the fifth or sixth time. It's that good!

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by bearbnz » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:45 am

Dragger wrote:It's a fantastic movie; I think it's the best climbing movies I've ever seen, even when compared to films like Touching the Void. It's a good movie for non-climbers too. We watched it just last night for the fifth or sixth time. It's that good!


How did you get to watch it so many times? Do you have the DVD? Where did you get it?

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by dskoon » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:36 am

Damn-it-all! They're skipping Portland. Wthell?
:evil:

Btw, is TheNorthface clothing anymore yuppie than the brand with the bird on it?

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by Tom Fralich » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:39 am

TacoDelRio wrote:I dunno, Germans should stick to making cars. I've seen no evidence they make good movies, or sense of humor. OOOOOHHHHH....


Have you seen:

The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen

???

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film a few years ago. It's amazing.

Or what about Das Boot?

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by climbxclimb » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:49 am

TacoDelRio wrote:I dunno, Germans should stick to making cars. I've seen no evidence they make good movies, or sense of humor. OOOOOHHHHH....



Maybe you leaving to close to Hollywood....does not help creating a good eye for movies.....or maybe it is just like things are were you are...but just to mention a few....Fritz Lang with Metropolis, Werner Herzog with Fitzcarraldo and for climbers Scream of Stone.. and Wim Wenders with The Himmel Uber Berlin...are regarded like some of the best directors in past and recent history...and I am not German....

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by Craig Peer » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:05 pm

Come up and watch it on the big ass screen at our place on Blu Ray. Every time I watch it I appeciate the great camera work a bit more.

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by seano » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:17 am

I know Taco was kidding, but...
Tom Fralich wrote:The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen

Awesome movie, as was Run Lola, Run / Lola Rennt, in a completely different way. Germans know movies, angst, and schadenfreude. What more do you want?

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Re: Hallelujah! 'North Face' comes to the US!

by rickford » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:23 pm

kheegster wrote:No, I'm not talking about everyone's favorite yuppie apparel, but the German film 'Nordwand', about the Hinterstoissier-Kurtz-Angerer-Rainer attempt on the Eiger Nordwand, that was released last year.

It's retitled 'North Face' and will be shown in select theaters across the US. I'm stoked! Should be better than '2012' (last film I watched :( ).

http://www.northfacethemovie.com/


kheegster, thanks so much for the heads up! This looks great!

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by aedwards » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:03 pm

Tom Fralich wrote: What more do you want?


David Hasselhoff.

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by HeyItsBen » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:31 pm

TacoDelRio wrote:I dunno, Germans should stick to making cars. I've seen no evidence they make good movies, or sense of humor. OOOOOHHHHH....


Germans should NOT stick to making cars! :lol: (ex auto mechanic)

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by dakotaconcrete » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:31 am

I really enjoyed this movie....probably my favorite mountaineering film that I've seen...or a close tie with eiger sanction.

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by MarthaP » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:33 am

It's showing at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden on January 29th, time TBD. Admission is free, last I heard.

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