Die Wand (The Wall)


Die Wand (The Wall)

Critics Consensus

Die Wand (The Wall) preserves its source material's thought-provoking themes -- and serves as a brilliant showcase for Martina Gedeck, whose performance carries the film.



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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 brilliant interpreter of the Oscar-winning The Lives Of Others, brings a rare and vivid intensity to her role as the unnamed lead character in this contemporary female Robinson Crusoe tale. --(c) Music Box Films

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All Critics (40) | Top Critics (15)

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

    Sep 18, 2013 | Full Review…
  • An elegant, slow-burning exercise in narrative minimalism.

    Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Pölsler's film is quietly deliberate without ever feeling slow, thanks to a few handy assets at his disposal.

    Aug 23, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a shudder-inducing original.

    Aug 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • A lover and a fighter. This will remind you to hold everything dear.

    Jul 4, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Julian Roman Pölsler's bewitching debut manages to be at once a creepy sci-fi parable, a feminist Robinson Crusoe and a clear-eyed ode to the wonders of nature experienced in solitude. Walden pond with added wall.

    Jul 4, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

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