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Harry Melchior
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Friederike 'Fritzi' Scholz
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Matthis Hiller
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Charlotte 'Lotte' Lohmann
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Carola Langensiep
Felix Eitner ...
Fred von Klausnitz
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Vittorio 'Vic' Castanza
Heinrich Schmieder ...
Theo Lohmann
Uwe Kockisch ...
Oberst Krüger
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Marianne von Krausnitz
Dorothea Moritz ...
Hermine
Wolf-Dietrich Sprenger ...
Fotograf Grüner
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Heiner
Sarah Kubel ...
Ina Lohmann
Ruth Glöss ...
Mutter Fritzi
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Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. On his own escape, he is determined the arrange the escape to the West of his sister and her family. The idea of the tunnel is born, but the project does not run smoothly. The participants struggle not only with the massive logistics of their task, but betrayal from friends in the East. And always the East German police are close to discovering the plot. Written by johnno <johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Berlin. 1961. The true story of a flight to freedom.


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$7,100,000 (estimated)

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$3,127 (USA) (29 April 2005)

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$10,890 (USA) (10 June 2005)
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a document of history, of permanent emotions at the Berlin Wall
5 October 2002 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

Berlin, Germany, 1961. Mothers and daughters, Fathers and sons, neighbors and friends were torn apart in one night, when the Berlin Wall was built. A hand full of people dug a tunnel under the Wall from the French Sector into the East to save 30. Permanent emotions, especially at the end of the movie. Excellent.


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