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THE WALL

by Julian Pölsler

synopsis

A woman joins a couple on a trip to a hunting lodge in the mountains. When evening comes, her friends go the pub in the valley and the woman stays behind with the dog. When the couple does not return the next morning the woman sets out for the village and makes an alarming discovery: an invisible wall, behind which there appears to be no sign of life, now separates her from the rest of the world. Left behind with a dog, a cat and a cow, she must try to survive alone in the forest. She keeps a record of her thoughts, her fears and the hardship she suffers although nobody might ever read her outpourings.

international title: The Wall
original title: Die Wand
country: Austria, Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Julian Pölsler
film run: 108'
release date: DE 11/10/2012, BE 13/03/2013, FR 13/03/2013, NL 30/05/2013, UK 05/08/2013
screenplay: Julian Pölsler
cast: Martina Gedeck, Karlheinz Hackl, Ulrike Beimpold, Wolfgang Maria Bauer, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Julia Gschnitzer
cinematography by: J. R. P. Altmann, Christian Berger, Markus Fraunholz, Martin Gschlacht, Bernhard Keller, Helmut Pirnat, Hans Selikovsky, Thomas Tröger, Richi Wagner
film editing: Bettina Mazakarini, Natalie Schwager, Thomas Kohler
costumes designer: Ingrid Leibezeder
producer: Rainer Kölmel, Antonin Svoboda, Martin Gschlacht, Wasiliki Bleser
production: Starhaus Filmproduktion, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk
backing: Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmförderung des Landes Oberösterreich, FFF Bayern, Deutsche Film Fernsehen, MEDIA Programme
distributor: StudioCanal Germany, Cinemien, Thimfilm GmbH, Bodega Films, Abc Distribution, New Wave Films
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