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The Burning Wall (2002)

The Burning Wall




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Documentary that examines life and dissent in East Germany from 1949-1989.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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Written By: Hava Kohav Beller
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

A balanced, thorough and well-documented chronicle of how one Germany became two, then one again.

January 23, 2004
Washington Post
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As familiar as much of this history may be, to hear it recounted by those who lived it lends it a new emotional immediacy.

Full Review… | November 20, 2002
New York Times
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A frightening look at Communist-controlled East Germany.

November 20, 2002
New York Post
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On the surface, Beller's film is an acute primer on mid-century socialist statism gone inevitably screwy, but beneath it, there's something to be gleaned about the psychology of German nationhood.

Full Review… | November 19, 2002
Village Voice
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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...not a frame of film is wasted in telling its story of lives tortured, drugged, humiliated, and terrorized by fascist, pro-communist ideology.

Full Review… | March 9, 2004
Nitrate Online

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