Die Wand (The Wall)
Die Wand (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

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 31, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2013
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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.

Ray Pride

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

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: 70% 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
Jesse Ortega
This is an excellent movie, but probably not for reasons related to the film itself. Granted, I found the film to be expertly made and absolutely compelling in… 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
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