Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Harry Melchior
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Friederike 'Fritzi' Scholz
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Matthis Hiller
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Charlotte 'Lotte' Lohmann
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Carola Langensiep
Felix Eitner ...
Fred von Klausnitz
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Vittorio 'Vic' Castanza
Heinrich Schmieder ...
Theo Lohmann
Uwe Kockisch ...
Oberst Krüger
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Marianne von Krausnitz
Dorothea Moritz ...
Hermine
Wolf-Dietrich Sprenger ...
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Heiner
Sarah Kubel ...
Ina Lohmann
Ruth Glöss ...
Mutter Fritzi
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Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. On his own escape, he is determined the arrange the escape to the West of his sister and her family. The idea of the tunnel is born, but the project does not run smoothly. The participants struggle not only with the massive logistics of their task, but betrayal from friends in the East. And always the East German police are close to discovering the plot. Written by johnno <johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Berlin. 1961. The true story of a flight to freedom.


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21 January 2001 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,127 (USA) (29 April 2005)

Gross:

$10,890 (USA) (10 June 2005)
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1.85 : 1
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20 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I make a habit out of watching movies with a decent rating, even if they aren't my type of movie... one might think of it as my own exploration into what kinds of art makes humanity 'tick' (so to speak).

I tried to watch this... I really did. I went back to reviews on assorted forums and tried to discover what everyone liked so much about it.

Here's a few reasons why I couldn't get on that particular bandwagon: -- The dialog is so bland it's insulting to the viewer. -- The acting was so horrible that the characters failed to make me care about any of them. -- The storyline didn't make up for it in any way, fiction or not. -- I even tried skipping around to the alleged 'good parts'.

I don't see myself ever giving this move another chance. Watch at your own peril.


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