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2 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
East German swimmer Harry Melchior (Heino Ferch) escapes to West Berlin in 1961, but is forced to leave his family behind. When he recruits pals Mathis (Sebastian Koch), Vic (Mehmet Kurtulus) and Fred (Felix Eitner) to help him dig a tunnel under the wall so he can bring his sister, Lotte (Nicolette Krebitz), to freedom, he discovers that countless others are looking for ways to get relatives out of East Berlin. Suddenly, a small tunnel becomes a major engineering undertaking.

Cast: Heino Ferch , Nicolette Krebitz , Sebastian Koch , Alexandra Maria Lara , Claudia Michelsen , Felix Eitner , Mehmet Kurtulus , Heinrich Schmieder

Director: Roland Suso Richter

Genres: Drama

The Tunnel (2001)

Release Date: April 29th, 2005|2 hr. 40 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    So many twists and turns, it seems like fiction. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though the film is as long as the escape route, Richter's brisk direction keeps us riveted through the suspenseful finish of his vivid history lesson. show more

  • 75
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    There are few moments when you're not totally absorbed by the film. show more

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