The ink on the marriage certificate is barely dry and the union between glaciologist Carlo (Tim Bergmann) and the mayor’s daughter Lisa (Lisa Martinek) is already put to a hard test. Lisa and her father (Günther Maria Halmer) are planning a new ski lift on the nearby glacier, despite the accumulation of indications that a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions is developing deep under the ice. But Carlo’s warnings just ruin business. So the crafty businessman adopts another tactic: he uses his own daughter against his hated son-in-law. Of all people, Carlo’s greatest rival Markus (Thomas Unger) offers to accompany him on a dive into the glacier via the meltwater channel, in order to prove Markus’s predication and initiate rescue measures – a life-threatening venture that requires blind faith.
Such a backdrop has never before been offered by a mountain flick.
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
It is the short interpersonal moments which rupture Thomas Kronthaler's otherwise very solid-conservative production and which generate empathy for the character.
In the guise of an eco-thriller, the classical mountain drama offers good entertainment. No false romanticism but sturdy inter-generational conflict and the worry about nature determine the plot.
Gripping mixture of romantic drama and eco-thriller set against a terrific backdrop by director Thomas Kronthaler.