The Wall
The Wall (2013)

Based on Marlen Haushofer's eponymous feminist classic novel, THE WALL is a highly original exploration of the experience of solitude and survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape. Martina Gedeck, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 21, 2013
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76%
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72%



Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe

Bleak and beautiful, harrowing yet inspiring, "The Wall" ("Die Wand") is a stunning tale of isolation and survival in a wild and silent world.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's a shudder-inducing original.

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Ray Pride
Newcity

The widescreen images of the Austrian landscape and the lovingly lit cabin interiors are unfailingly gorgeous, but Gedeck's the key asset: her fine, expressive features do almost as daunting a job as the words, words, words we hear.

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

An elegant, slow-burning exercise in narrative minimalism.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A heart-affecting tale of survival with a fierce and tender performance by Martina Gedeck.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

Pölsler's film is quietly deliberate without ever feeling slow, thanks to a few handy assets at his disposal.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A remarkably involving film, especially given its brave, self-imposed limitations.

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J.C. Maçek III
PopMatters

The Wall is nothing if not a mystery. Surely the premise would propel such a story into the realm of sci-fi and fantasy, but Pölsler and Gedeck never approach the story in this way, nor do they give us any easy answers to what has really happened and why.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Despite Gedeck's strong performance and a splendid cinematography that makes the most of its gorgeous locations, it raises several questions and ideas that… More
Cynthia S.
While this represents a somewhat deep philosophical reflection on humanity (one person's view), it is also ... quite simply... depressing. I can't say… More
familiar stranger
Too absurd to be watched without feeling the need to fast-forward every now and again. Genuine as the subject may be, it simply failed to indulge me. In fact,… More
Christopher Haskell
An interesting premise, "The Wall" sees a woman trapped in the wilderness behind an invisible barrier, left to fend for herself and face solitude,… More
Wildaly M
The interesting premise attracted me to this film. But we never really get an explanation of what blocking her from the outside world or why is it happening.… More