Last Night I went to go see Nordwand at the Mayan. Holy shit, this movie is ridiculously intense. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it exactly and it was probably about 30 minutes too long, but it had 4 great things going for it:
- The most intense 45 minutes of movie-watching I’ve ever experienced (this is not an exageration)
- Really accurate depiction of the gear and techniques used by alpinists in the 30s
- Amazing cinematography
- A good depiction of a real, tragic event as tragic in the literary sense
If you’re into mountaineering, it’s definitely worth seeing.