The Wall (2012)

The Wall (2012)

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Based on the best-selling Austrian novel by Marlen Houshofer, a sci-fi parable following a woman trapped in the woods behind an invisible wall. More

"A woman joins a couple on a trip to a hunting lodge in the mountains. When evening comes, her friends go the pub but do not return the next morning. The woman sets out for the village and makes an alarming discovery: an invisible wall, behind which there appears to be no sign of life, now separates her from the rest of the world. Left behind with a dog, a cat and a cow, she must try to survive alone in the forest... Published in 1963, Haushofer's novel has enthralled generations of readers and has been translated into seventeen languages." (Berlin Film Festival)

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2012108 minsAustria, GermanyEnglish and German with English subtitles
DramaFantasy

The Wall (2012) | Awards

Award Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin International Film Festival 2012.

The Wall (2012) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Represents another showcase for the mesmerizing face of thesp Martina Gedeck.

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Total Film

Total Film

Slow-paced and eventless but the cinematography makes the most of the landscape, while voiceover diary readings give us access to her thoughts.

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Time Out

Time Out

This mesmerising, austere and contemplative film provides a rarefied yet utterly immersive viewing experience.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Gedeck convincingly portrays a woman who as the ordeal stretches on month after month seems to be gradually losing her individuality and blending into the landscape.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

At once a creepy sci-fi parable, a feminist Robinson Crusoe and a clear-eyed ode to the wonders of nature experienced in solitude.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Ambitious adaptation of a fable-like feminist novel provides an impressive one-woman showcase for lead Martina Gedeck.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Bold and beautiful, this is a mystery worth puzzling over.

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The Wall (2012) | Release Details

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