The 2012 adaptation of this classicdystopian novel is directed by Julian Roman Pölsler and stars internationallyrenowned actress Martina Gedeck.
“I can allow myself to write the truth;all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are dead…” writes theheroine of Marlen Haushofer’s The Wall, a quiteordinary, unnamed middle-aged woman who awakens to find she is the last livinghuman being. Surmising her solitude is the result of a military experiment goneawry, she begins the terrifying work of not only survival but alsoself-renewal. The Wall is at once a simple and movingjournal—with talk of potatoes and beans, of hoping for a calf, of countingmatches, of forgetting the taste of sugar and the use of one’s name—and adisturbing meditation on twentieth-century history.
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