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It’s kind of like the Stephen King novel turned TV series “Under the Dome”, with a big ol invisible dome showing up out of nowhere and a town trapped inside it. Only in this case it’s just one woman trapped inside it, played by Martina Gedeck. I don’t know why the cast list is so extensive, as it seems like the whole movie (at least from this trailer) is just Gedeck’s character walking around with her dog.
Check out a new trailer for Julian Pölsler’s film. Yes, you should expect lots of meditative moments where the lead just stares off into nowhere while narrating various abstract thoughts and the like. Obviously most of our readership will have zero interest in this film, but for the one or two of you who likes this stuff, it looks like one hell of a fine Sunday afternoon watch (minus any kinds of distractions).
Martina Gedeck, star of the Academy Award-winning film The Lives Of Others, brings a vivid intensity to her role as an unnamed woman who inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the beautiful Austrian mountainside 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 mysterious circumstances, she begins an inward journey of spiritual growth and transcendence. Based on Marlen Haushofer’s eponymous classic novel, The Wall is both a riveting tale of survival and a gorgeous meditation that raises profound questions about humanity and our relationship to the natural world.
“The Wall” also stars Ulrike Beimpold, Karlheinz Hackl, Wolfgang M. Bauer, Julia Gschnitzer and Hans-Michael Rehberg.
Walking around movie screens in New York on June 7th and in Los Angeles on June 14th.