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Der Wand (The Wall)
 
 
Directed by Julian Pölsler, Austria 2012
109 mins. German dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
A modern version of the Robinson Crusoe story - a highly original exploration of the experience of solitude and survival.  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.  Based on the hugely popular allegorical German novel, the film stars Martina Gedeck in a performance of rare and vivid intensity.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"This mesmerising, austere and contemplative film provides a rarefied yet utterly immersive viewing experience."  (Trevor Johnston - Time Out)

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