The 2012 adaptation of this classic
dystopian novel is directed by Julian Roman Pölsler and stars internationally
renowned 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 the
heroine of Marlen Haushofer’s The Wall, a quite
ordinary, unnamed middle-aged woman who awakens to find she is the last living
human being. Surmising her solitude is the result of a military experiment gone
awry, she begins the terrifying work of not only survival but also
self-renewal. The Wall is at once a simple and moving
journal—with talk of potatoes and beans, of hoping for a calf, of counting
matches, of forgetting the taste of sugar and the use of one’s name—and a
disturbing meditation on twentieth-century history. Download and start listening now!