- Carlos Gerstenhauer
- 44 min
The shooting of Nordwand started in 2006 in the Bernese Oberland using real-life alpinists as stunt doubles to capture frequently impressive shots of the ascent of the Eiger. From the beginning, a team of the Bavarian television accompanied the film crew to produce a documentary on how the film was made. Part of the movie was shot in pretty tough snowstorm situations at the Eiger, and scenes like the one of the last bivouac were shot in a minus-15-degrees-Celsius freezer that was used as a studio. To make it more realistic, snow canons rented from ski resorts were used to produce snow, so actors were literally covered with real ice and snow and under strong cold conditions in the shots.