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The Wall

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Julian Roman Pölsler

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About the Movie

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 a woman 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 38
  • Fresh: 29
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, May 30, 2013

Fresh: The Wall reps another showcase for the mesmerizing face of thesp Martina Gedeck. – Boyd van Hoeij, Variety, May 29, 2013

Fresh: A remarkably involving film, especially given its brave, self-imposed limitations. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Jun 12, 2013

Rotten: Gedeck narrates in full paragraphs, explaining every feeling, telling us about moments it might have been nice to see dramatized. – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, May 28, 2013

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Customer Reviews


This movie wants to be miserable. It invented a meaningless invisible wall just so it could be miserable. This movie is an offensive self-indulgent romp through a wilderness of misery. It's a miracle that the filmmakers were able to pull themselves out of their bottomless well of misery just to make this miserable film.

Kill me now

My wife and I watched this and almost slit our wrists yourself a favor and walk into traffic first.

Don't Bother.

Let me sum this film up quickly for you so you don't waste your time.
Woman stays in hunting cabin. Invisible wall appears and seals her in on the mountain. She spends NO effort into exploring the wall, where it came from or how to escape. The rest of the movie is her moping and planting potatoes.
The wall was pointless. This could have been a stranded on a mountain movie without the wall and it would have been the same. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS NAVEL GAZING TRIPE.

The Wall
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2013

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