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The Wall -- 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.

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Director:
Writers:
Marlen Haushofer (novel)
Julian Pölsler (adaptation)
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Release Date:
11 October 2012 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Inside everyone lies a truth only the wilderness can reveal.
Plot:
A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Film Review: 'The Wall'
 (From CineVue. 8 July 2013, 2:35 AM, PDT)

BFI London Film Festival 2012 – ‘The Wall’
 (From SoundOnSight. 18 October 2012, 11:43 PM, PDT)

BFI London Film Festival 2012: 'The Wall' review
 (From CineVue. 17 October 2012, 2:46 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Martina Gedeck ... Woman

Karlheinz Hackl ... Hugo (as Karl Heinz Hackl)
Ulrike Beimpold ... Luise
Julia Gschnitzer ... Cottager
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Cottager
Wolfgang M. Bauer ... Man
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Directed by
Julian Pölsler 
 
Writing credits
Marlen Haushofer (novel)

Julian Pölsler (adaptation)

Produced by
Wasiliki Bleser .... producer
Jimmy C. Gerum .... line producer
Rainer Kölmel .... producer
Antonin Svoboda .... producer
Bruno Wagner .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Markus Fraunholz 
Martin Gschlacht 
Bernhard Keller 
Helmut Pirnat 
Hans Selikovsky 
Richard Wagner  (as Richi Wagner)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Kohler 
Bettina Mazakarini 
 
Production Design by
Hajo Schwarz 
 
Costume Design by
Ingrid Leibezeder 
 
Makeup Department
Katharina Erfmann .... makeup artist
Katharina Grethlein .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bruno Wagner .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irene Iversen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Rainer Auinger .... property master: indoor
Laura Biemann .... property master: indoor
Peter Hofmann .... property master: outdoor
Enid Löser .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Max Bauer .... foley artist
Matthieu Belohradsky .... sound re-recording assistant
Christian Bischoff .... sound re-recording mixer
Normann Büttner .... foley editor
Normann Büttner .... foley recordist
Magda Habernickel .... dialogue editor
Uwe Haussig .... sound
Achim Hofmann .... sound effects editor
Michael Karl Huber .... project coordinator sound: post production
Gregor Kienel .... sound
Nils Kirchhoff .... dialogue editor
Thomas Poetz .... adr recordist
Marcel Spisak .... sound designer
Alexander Würtz .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Yves Bischoff .... visual effects artist
Philipp Danner .... digital effects artist
Yvonne Hoffmann .... visual effects artist
Benjamin Kaczorek .... digital compositor
Marie Kister .... digital artist
Nina Knott .... visual effects producer
David Laubsch .... digital compositor
Rosa Niclas .... pre-vis artist
Marco Pelzel .... visual effects supervisor
Abraham Schneider .... vfx supervisor: ARRI
Frank Wegerhoff .... visual effects
Florian Werzinski .... cg artist
Adina Wernstedt .... digital paint artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmanuel Aubry .... key grip
Jakob Ballinger .... gaffer
Sebastian Dengler .... key grip
Daniel Götsch .... electrician
Gerald Helf .... first assistant camera
Emil Kaczur .... key grip
Thomas Maier .... steadicam operator
Manuel Nevosad .... best boy
Andreas Pölzl .... first assistant camera
Gerhard Riesenhuber .... digital imaging technician
Simon Selikovsky .... first assistant camera
Thomas Tröger .... second assistant camera
Nino Volpe .... first assistant camera
Manuel Wenger .... red camera supervisor
Wolfram Wuinovic .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Simon Duschl .... digital intermediate engineer
Andreas Hennicke .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Uwe Kirbach .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Petra Maier .... set manager
Berit Norrenberg .... legal advisor
Natalie Schwager .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Wand" - Austria (original title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Official submission of Austria to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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39 out of 102 people found the following review useful.
Show, don't tell!, 26 October 2012
Author: tbk83 from Germany

Aside from an interesting but ultimately wasted premise, this film consists of mainly three things: Beautiful landscapes, some nice classical music, and relentless, never-ending, annoying narration.

I wouldn't really have *liked* the movie without the narration, as think the story is pretentious nonsense, but i could have enjoyed it at least on a purely aesthetical level. However, as it is now, almost every minute is ruined by the female narrator telling us what we see, what we could see but are told instead, or musings we (or at least me) really didn't need to hear.

I don't care that it's based on a book, I haven't read it, and I certainly have no wish to do so after watching this. Movies are movies, not audio-books with pictures. I can't fathom who still thinks narrations, or text-screens, are a good way to tell a story in a predominantly visual medium. Either it was executive meddling, or someone was just too much in love with the book.

Also, the movie is way too long for the amount of story it's telling, we never find out anything about the characters life before the movie, and the end is (predictably) not very satisfying.

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