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Die Wand (2012)

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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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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Austria]

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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Pay attention to the symbolism!
9 January 2014 | by lakesrussellSee all my reviews

Not to be confused with the Pink Floyd film, the Wall is a poetic and beautifully shot film about isolation and nature. The basic premise is that a woman suddenly discovers that she is surrounded by an invisible wall. The film shows how the woman deals with her situation through a diary that she keeps, documenting the events of this unfortunate event.

It is part survival film and part existential allegory with a dash of psychological horror.

The film does have a slow pace that would probably be a bore for the masses, but I enjoyed its meditative pace that allows you to feel the gravity of the situation at hand and marvel at the beauty of nature (which is also a heavy theme in this film).

10/10 for originality and beauty


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