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(s)Julian Roman Pölsler
"Riveting and emotionally involving from start to finish. Intensely cinematic. Gedeck's performance is phenomenal." JONATHAN ROMNEY, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
“Julian Roman Poelsler imbues his widescreen adaptation of the Marlen Haushofer novel with a certain visual majesty.” BOYD VAN HOEIJ, VARIETY
“Julian Roman Poelsler imbues his widescreen adaptation of the Marlen Haushofer novel with a certain visual majesty.” NEIL GENZLINGER, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Absorbing...a one-woman study of physical and mental survival!” FARRAN SMITH NEHME, NEW YORK POST
“A captivating fable, an end-times scenario that’s more about the survival of the spirit than the body!” ALAN SCHERSTUHL, VILLAGE VOICE