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The Wall (2012)

Die Wand (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 5 October 2012 (Austria)
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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 »

Director:

Julian Pölsler (as Julian Roman Pölsler)

Writers:

Marlen Haushofer (novel), Julian Pölsler (as Julian Roman Pölsler)
4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martina Gedeck ... Woman
Luchs Luchs ... Hund
Karlheinz Hackl ... Hugo (as Karl Heinz Hackl)
Ulrike Beimpold Ulrike Beimpold ... Luise
Julia Gschnitzer Julia Gschnitzer ... Cottager
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Cottager
Wolfgang M. Bauer Wolfgang M. Bauer ... Man (as Wolfgang Maria Bauer)
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Storyline

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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Inside everyone lies a truth only the wilderness can reveal.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wall See more »

Filming Locations:

Salzkammergut, Austria

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,188, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,674, 22 September 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When she drives the car into the wall, the airbags would have deployed but we see no evidence of this. See more »

Quotes

Woman: Now I am completely calm. I see a little bit further. I see this is not the end yet. Everything goes on. Taurus, Pearl and Luchs will not return. But something new is approaching, and I cannot escape it. The memory, the grief and the fear will remain and there will be hard work as long as I live.
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Blowing away good!
6 February 2014 | by MdlndeHondSee all my reviews

The protagonist finds herself in an unexplained silent disaster and in complete isolation which immediately intrigues. Particularly since it plays in the right-there present. There is no reminiscing about the past, her background, people she knows.

Although she makes some effort to find out more about this invisible wall the story zeros in on her sole surviving and loneliness. I was completely sucked in to the narration, the beautiful scenery and the phenomenal acting.

The performance is stunning and breathtakingly intense. This one I have to see a few more times just to get the complete gist of it. Beautiful! I wonder though if there is any significance to the radio channel playing in the beginning, the language is undetectable. Maybe it was done to intensify the sense of alienation.


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