Another slow week, but at least what you get is mostly fun stuff:
But first the serious one. North Face is based on real events. Set in 1938 as Nazi propaganda urges climbers to attempt to scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger in the Alps, two reluctant German soldiers ascend the mountain in a competition that seems fruitless, but shows the endurance and humanity of the men, for better or worse. The climbing scenes are harsh and convincing, while the film itself is beautifully shot.