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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 & 14 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
The Wall: The ‘Unfilmable’ Novel, in Ravishing Detail
 (From Keyframe. 15 August 2014, 6:29 AM, PDT)

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)

User Reviews:
Haunting masterpiece See more (23 total) »

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

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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Aspect Ratio:
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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78 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
Haunting masterpiece, 18 August 2012
Author: juan-f-gonz from Mexico

A woman, a dog, one of the most beautiful places of the world. It's hard to say more about this movie without saying too much.

It has a very well crafted, tight script, well chosen music and great cinematography, both in plain light and in deep darkness, in open land and closed quarters.

There is no waste in this film, everything fits. The acting is nuanced, controlled. The sense of menace is achieved with lighting and camera work. No false scares, no misleadings, no cheap shocks.

This tale of survival and endurance, ultimately about the meaning of humanity, is a moving masterpiece that will stay with me a long time.

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