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The Wall (2012)
"Die Wand" (original title)

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A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes ... See full summary »

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A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature. Written by Music Box Films

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$2,188 (USA) (31 May 2013)

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Official submission of Austria to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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When she goes to bed for the first night, it's dark outside. Later she explains she went to bed at 9pm on this May day. It's nowhere near dark at 9pm in that region, especially with DST. See more »

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Pay attention to the symbolism!
9 January 2014 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Not to be confused with the Pink Floyd film, the Wall is a poetic and beautifully shot film about isolation and nature. The basic premise is that a woman suddenly discovers that she is surrounded by an invisible wall. The film shows how the woman deals with her situation through a diary that she keeps, documenting the events of this unfortunate event.

It is part survival film and part existential allegory with a dash of psychological horror.

The film does have a slow pace that would probably be a bore for the masses, but I enjoyed its meditative pace that allows you to feel the gravity of the situation at hand and marvel at the beauty of nature (which is also a heavy theme in this film).

10/10 for originality and beauty


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