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The Wall (Die Wand)

The Wall (Die Wand)
  • 2012
  • Austria/Germany
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Julian Pölsler
  • Cast: Martina Gedeck, Wolfgang M. Bauer, Ulrike Beimpold
  • Language: German
  • UK release: 5 July 2013

An unnamed woman (Gedeck) arrives at an Alpine hunting lodge, and one day discovers that her path to the nearest village is blocked by an invisible, impenetrable wall, with the world on the other side frozen in time. Like a Twilight Zone episode written by Kafka: odd and entrancing.

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The Wall

4 Jul 20133 stars

Intelligent, existential drama adapted from 60s cult novel by Marlen Haushofer

If Franz Kafka had contributed an episode to The Twilight Zone, it might have looked and sounded something like The Wall. Julian Roman Polsler's adaptation of the cult 1960s novel by Marlen Haushofer offers an elegant, stunningly photographed reflection…

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