James Franco and Danny Boyle have pretty much cornered the market this year on nail-biting outdoor adventure in "127 Hours." But should you want another dose, and you don't mind subtitles, consider "North Face." As riveting and exhilarating as it is heartbreaking, the film is loosely based on the 1936 attempt by two mountain-climbing teams to be the first to summit the Swiss massif dubbed Eiger, "the ogre," via its forbidding northwest wall. German writer-director Philipp Stölzl has managed to so blur the line between reality and fiction that, if you let yourself, it can feel as if you're clinging to the frozen side of the "murder wall" alongside them, with a 2,000-foot death drop just one misstep away. Related: Movie review: 'North Face'
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