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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Austria to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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"Following invisible trails"
29 December 2013 | by doug_park2001See all my reviews

THE WALL is an interesting--though people who want a really tangible storyline and/or fast action and suspense might choose the word "boring"--little film.

How to describe it? Quiet, somber, original, going deep without trying too hard. Fantastic in the most literal sense. Well-acted and well-filmed: The Austrian Alpine scenery, perhaps the single best thing about THE WALL, is just spectacular. Still, there are a number of plot-holes and incomplete threads, things that don't add up and are not apparently supposed to--"Kafkaesque" is another word that kept running through my mind as I watched.

Though it's nothing great, I'm happy to have seen THE WALL and, most of all, am eager to read the original novel by Marlen Haushofer, which, even if it doesn't make completely logical sense, based on the reviews, apparently has more sense of completion.


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