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The Wall (Die Wand)

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Release Date:May 31, 2013
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Martina Gedeck, Karl-Heinz Hackl, Ulrike Beimpold, Wolfgang Maria Bauer, Hans-Michael Rehberg
Director:Julian Pölsler
Producer:Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Rainer Kölmel
Writer:Marlen Haushofer, Julian Pölsler
Distributor:Music Box Films

Description: Mysterious and riveting, this contemporary female Robinson Crusoe tale is a highly original cinematic vision. Martina Gedeck, the brilliant interpreter of the Oscar-winning The Lives Of Others, brings a rare and vivid intensity to this exploration of solitude and survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape. As the unnamed lead character, she 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. As she grapples with her extraordinary circumstances, she begins an inward journey of spiritual growth and transcendence. Based on Marlen Haushofer's eponymous feminist classic novel, this film is a gorgeous existential meditation that raises profound questions about humanity and our relationship to the natural world.

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