The tunnel

The tunnel

Der tunnel

DVD - 2005 | German
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"Tells the incredible true story of a massive underground escape attempt from East to West Berlin. Anti-communist East German swimming champion Harry Melchior narrowly escapes the Communist regime just after the Berlin Wall is completed, and is determined to rescue his beloved sister, whom he was forced to leave behind"--Container.
Publisher: [Chicago] : Home Vision Entertainment ; [Chatsworth, Calif.] : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2005]
ISBN: 9780780030428
Branch Call Number: DVD Tunnel
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (167 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Der tunnel


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Nov 25, 2015

A very enjoyable film about the a people's quest for freedom from the then East German regime. Those who sought to escape put their lives and those they love at risk. The price of freedom is high and things that we take for granted came with a price for others.
Seelochan Beharry.

Samsung Mar 23, 2014

This movie left me with mixed emotions. It is based on the typical concept of a black and white separation between East and West Berlin, and only offers the Western perspective of that separation. Isn't it time we move into a more sophisticated understanding of these two countries. This movie was made in the early 21st Century, surely that could have been accomplished. The little bit of daily East Berlin life which the movie shows us does not leave one thinking very badly, and so why the intense effort to escape? For the opportunity to drink real coffee, and dance in the dance hall? This movie actually makes the serious argument that coffee and dancing are worth risking your life over.

Heino Ferch is a captivating actor.


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