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North Face (Germany/Austria, 2008)--pre-release screening and discussion

Date: 01/30/2010

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 3911 W 50th Street, Edina Landmark Theatres Edina

Cost: $12 CGES friends/ $5 students


Please join us for a special film screening and after film Q & A with U
of MN professors Eric Weitz (History) and Gerhard Weiss (GSD)

/North Face /(Germany and Austria, 2008). Running time: 121 min.
Directed by Philipp Stölzl; written by Christoph Silber, Rupert Henning,
Philipp Stölzl, and Johannes Naber. Cast: Benno Fürmann, Johanna
Wokalek, Florian Lukas, Simon Schwarz, Georg Friedrich, Ulrich Tukur.

Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about
a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in
1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's Alpinists to conquer the
unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif --- the Eiger --- two reluctant
German climbers and an Austrian team of rivals begin their daring
ascent. The film has won multiple awards incl. the German Film Critics
2009 Award for Best Screenplay, and the German Film Academy 2009 Awards
for Best Cinematography and Best Sound Design. The young director
Philipp Stoelzl began his career in the theatre in 1967. He is well
known in the music video business, in commercial film circles, and as a
hot director of opera productions. The special screening is hosted by
CGES in cooperation with NYC-based Talk Cinema.


  • Name: Center for German & European Studies
  • E-mail: cges@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: German and European Studies

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact cges@umn.edu


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