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Die Wand (2012)

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 »

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(as Julian Roman Pölsler)

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

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Complete credited cast:
... Woman
Luchs ... Hund
... Hugo (as Karl Heinz Hackl)
Ulrike Beimpold ... Luise
Julia Gschnitzer ... Cottager
... Cottager
Wolfgang M. Bauer ... Man (as Wolfgang Maria Bauer)
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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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Inside everyone lies a truth only the wilderness can reveal.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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The Wall  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,188, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,674, 22 September 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 drives the car into the wall, the airbags would have deployed but we see no evidence of this. See more »

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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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Feels like a good book
12 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

While browsing on IMDb for interesting scifi flicks to watch I stumbled upon this Austrian science fiction film. A scifi concept movie I should say: there are no lasers or spaceships or any other hi-tech stuff to be seen. A woman (her name is never mentioned) goes on weekend in a mountain cabin with and elderly couple. The couple leaves to take a walk but never returns. Reason: the Wall or 'Die Wand', an energy forcefield which keeps everything from going out or coming in. This leaves this woman completely cut off from civilization, society and basically everything she knows and loved. Obviously this is what this film is about. It's not about explaining why this wall is there or who built it or for what reason. It's about the mental, emotional and ethical problems that arise when there is no more society to live, work and function in. This film was apparently based on a successful 1963 Austrian novel. The whole film is told via the voice-over of the woman (she never has any direct dialogue) and all the acting is delivered through expressions or actions. This was smart on the part of the filmmakers coz it works well and it feels a lot like a book. Although the film lasts only 103 mins it does have a slow pace, but like a book you have to take time to see it at the pace it's intended to. Recommended!


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