Friday Night Special Presentation:
October 2, 2009
Blue Mouse Theater – 2611 Proctor Tacoma, Wa 98407
Directed by Philipp Stölzl
Adventure Drama (126 min.) – Germany; in German, French and Italian with English Subtitles
Based on a 1936 attempt by two Germans and two Austrians to be the first to scale the near-vertical Eiger North Face, the most dangerous, as yet unconquered rock face in the Alps, this grippingly staged mountain movie boasts plenty of white knuckle thrills. Pals and passionate climbers Toni Kurz (Benno Fürmann, Joyeux Noel) and Andi Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas, Good Bye Lenin!) have always dreamed of conquering the challenging climb. Being the first to scale the North Face would mean not only a longed-for boost in their social standing, but also Olympic gold.
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