Die Wand (The Wall) Reviews

September 18, 2013
Bleak and beautiful, harrowing yet inspiring, "The Wall" ("Die Wand") is a stunning tale of isolation and survival in a wild and silent world.
September 12, 2013
An elegant, slow-burning exercise in narrative minimalism.
August 23, 2013
Plsler's film is quietly deliberate without ever feeling slow, thanks to a few handy assets at his disposal.
August 15, 2013
It's a shudder-inducing original.
July 4, 2013
A lover and a fighter. This will remind you to hold everything dear.
July 4, 2013
Julian Roman Plsler'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.
July 4, 2013
Call it a landlocked variant on Robinson Crusoe, but it's a hypnotic one, with a sense of mystery and interior life that are all its own.
July 3, 2013
This mesmerising, austere and contemplative film provides a rarefied yet utterly immersive viewing experience.
June 12, 2013
A remarkably involving film, especially given its brave, self-imposed limitations.
June 6, 2013
Haushofer's book may be a classic, but this is the least imaginative way of filming it imaginable, short of simply pointing the camera at a copy and rapidly flipping the pages.
May 31, 2013
"The Wall" winds up as a captivating fable, an end-times scenario that's more about the survival of the spirit than the body.
May 30, 2013
The photography is often lovely, and Ms. Gedeck convincingly portrays a woman who as the ordeal stretches on month after month seems to be gradually losing her individuality and blending into the landscape.
May 29, 2013
The Wall reps another showcase for the mesmerizing face of thesp Martina Gedeck.
May 28, 2013
Though its blanketed voiceover narration can be too on-the-nose-it's a metaphor, we get it-the film packs a psychic punch, thanks to Gedeck's spectrally wearied face.
May 28, 2013
Gedeck narrates in full paragraphs, explaining every feeling, telling us about moments it might have been nice to see dramatized.
February 21, 2012
Ambitious adaptation of a fable-like feminist novel provides an impressive one-woman showcase for lead Martina Gedeck.