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The Wall (2012)

Martina Gedeck, star of the Academy Award®-winning film THE LIVES OF OTHERS, brings a vivid intensity to this mysterious and riveting tale of survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape.

In a tour-de-force performance, Gedeck stars as an unnamed character who suddenly finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall inexplicably surrounds the countryside where she is vacationing. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature.

As she grapples with her bizarre circumstances, she begins an inward journey of spiritual growth and transcendence. Based on Marlen Haushofer’s eponymous classic novel, THE WALL is a gorgeous, mesmerizing adventure film that raises profound questions about humanity, solitude, and our relationship to the natural world.

DIRECTOR : Julian Roman Pölsler
CAST : Martina Gedeck, Karlheinz Hackl, Ulrike Beimpold, Julia Gschnitzer, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Wolfgang Maria Bauer


  • Nominee - Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2014 - Best Actress: Martina Gedeck
  • Winner - Berlin International Film Festival 2012 - Panorama: Julian Pölsler

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