Just as the Berlin wall is built, in 1962 two Italian students, lucky to live in the western side, decide to help their friend and his family, stuck in the eastern part, to escape the ... See full summary »

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Just as the Berlin wall is built, in 1962 two Italian students, lucky to live in the western side, decide to help their friend and his family, stuck in the eastern part, to escape the oppressive regime of the ironically called Democratic German Republic. Written by axelina2000

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1 November 2004 (Italy)  »

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El túnel de la libertad  »

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Berlin wall drama
15 April 2013 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

The film is based on a true story indeed, as hard as it seems for us to believe today. This actually happened, of course, more or less. There is another German version- Der Tunnel, 1999, where more details about the plot can be found. What is even more amazing is that somebody made a movie about this in 1962- Escape from East Berlin- not just somebody, that was directed by Robert Siodmak, well known for the film noir genre. In this Italian version of 2004, shot in Hungary, there is a reference to the NBC shooting the process of the building of this tunnel. Why were they involved? An interesting deal: financing the construction in exchange for getting their film, a documentary about that important moment in European and world history. Using, at some point, this other format gives more credibility to the story, of course. That's one of the movie's strong points, managing to keep audience interested. I agree, it's kind of foreseeable, but you still want to know how it was all possible. There is enough suspense, yes, some editing reminds the first Griffith " rescue at the last minute" scenes. You'd most probably burst into tears, too. So: god subject, good actors, emotion, yes, definitely worth seeing. And when you're left without other reasons: Kim Rossi Stuart, quite charismatic.


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