Laurence Phelan reviews The Wall (12A)
Dir. Julien Polsler Starring Martina Gedeck, Wolfgang M Bauer, 108mins
Friday 05 July 2013
A kind of existential Robinson Crusoe, Marlen Haushofer's early-Sixties source novel is a first-person story with one character: a woman who is trapped behind an invisible wall while holidaying in some Alpine forests. What you get when you adapt it for the screen are lots of shots of the character walking through the pretty landscape; and the feeling that The Twilight Zone would have told the same story better and quicker.
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