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Der Mann auf der Mauer (1982)

An East German man finds a way to cross the border between East and West Berlin. But when he succeeds in bringing his wife out as well, things are not quite as expected.


Reinhard Hauff


Peter Schneider




Credited cast:
Marius Müller-Westernhagen Marius Müller-Westernhagen ... Arnulf Kabe
Julie Carmen ... Viktoria
Towje Kleiner Towje Kleiner ... Schacht
Patricia von Miseroni Patricia von Miseroni ... Andrea
Karin Baal ... Toni Vogt
Oliver Stritzel ... Krause
Richy Müller Richy Müller ... Helmut
Günter Meisner ... Dr. Steiner
Eberhard Feik Eberhard Feik ... Knipp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolfgang Bahro Wolfgang Bahro
Marquard Bohm
George Bowling George Bowling ... US-Soldat
Volker Eckstein
Werner Eichhorn Werner Eichhorn
Suavi Eren Suavi Eren


Arnulf Kabe and his wife Andrea live in East Berlin. Arnulf has only one ambition in life: to be able to leave the East and live in the West. He hatches a plan to get himself arrested at a border crossing and is eventually bought out by the West Germans. He has reached his aim and is living in West Berlin now, he even has an affair with the attractive Veronika, but he can't help missing his wife. And he finds a way to be able to return to the East: he will work as a spy for the East German state security. That way he'll be able to cross the border any time and pay her a visit. Eventually, he even manages to bring his wife to the West on a borrowed passport. However, she finds it difficult adapt to life on the other side of the Wall.

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West Germany



Release Date:

October 1982 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man on the Wall See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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