Der Wand (The Wall)

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Shown: January 13, 2013 at 6pm

Director : Julian Pölsler

Country : Austria

Release Date : 2012

Duration : 109 mins

Language : German

Subtitles : Yes

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.

“This mesmerising, austere and contemplative film provides a rarefied yet utterly immersive viewing experience.”  (Trevor Johnston – Time Out)