Der Tunnel

Der Tunnel

Deutschland 2000/2001, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Tunnel

The Berlin Wall inspired some of the most daring escape attempts. This is the true story of one of them.
It is 1961, the same year that Communist East Germany begins construction on the Berlin Wall.

East German Harry Melchior is already suffocating in the stench of oppression. He wants out, but his beloved sister Lotte fears that an escape attempt into West Berlin would be too dangerous for her young daughter. Harry reluctantly leaves Lotte behind, but swears that he will return to rescue her. Once safely in the West, Harry teams up with his best friend Matthis, an engineer, and they plan their nearly-impossible project. Nine harrowing months and 145 meters later, despite cave-ins, flooding and Stasi spies, the team breaks through the cellar of a building in East Berlin. Having defied the ever-present dangers of failure and death, Harry and his team now guide Lotte, as well as 28 others, into the freedom of the West.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Roland Suso Richter
Screenplay:Johannes W. Betz
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Editing:Peter R. Adam, Eva Schnare (Zweiteilige TV-Fassung)
Music:Harald Kloser, Thomas Wanker
  
Cast: 
Heino FerchHarry Melchior
Nicolette KrebitzFriederike "Fritzi" Scholz
Sebastian KochMatthis Hiller
Alexandra Maria LaraLotte Lohmann
Claudia MichelsenCarola Hiller
Felix EitnerFred von Klausnitz
Mehmet KurtuluşVittorio "Vic" Castenza
Heinrich SchmiederTheo Lohmann
Karin BaalMarianne von Klausnitz
Uwe KockischOberst Krüger
Rainer SellienGeorg Himmrich
Wolf-Dietrich SprengerFotograf Grüner
Wilfried HochholdingerBellofs
Gode BenedixHerbert König
Simon von ParysWilliam Ogilvie
Louis LamprechtEwald Mezger
Shawn LawtonGerald McLoud
Uwe ZerbeFriedrich Meyer
Heidrun BartholomäusUniformierte
Antje StraßburgerSchaffnerin
  
Production company:TeamWorxX Television & Film GmbH (Berlin / Potsdam / München / Ludwigsburg)
Producer:Nico Hofmann, Ariane Krampe

All Credits

Director:Roland Suso Richter
Assistant director:Hellmut Fulss
Screenplay:Johannes W. Betz
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Lighting design:Andreas Ripke
Set design:Bettina Schmidt
Make-up artist:Jeanne Gröllmann
Costume design:Astrid Karras
Editing:Peter R. Adam, Eva Schnare (Zweiteilige TV-Fassung)
Assistant editor:Markus Herm
Sound editor:Manuel Laval, Kai-Uwe Koch
Foley editor:Sabrina Naumann
Sound design:J. U. Lensing (Assistenz)
Sound:Roland Winke
Stunt co-ordinator:Marc Sieger
Stunts:Andreas Seifert, Peter Bartels, Michael Bittinger, Andreas Cremer, Mac Steinmeier
Music:Harald Kloser, Thomas Wanker
  
Cast: 
Heino FerchHarry Melchior
Nicolette KrebitzFriederike "Fritzi" Scholz
Sebastian KochMatthis Hiller
Alexandra Maria LaraLotte Lohmann
Claudia MichelsenCarola Hiller
Felix EitnerFred von Klausnitz
Mehmet KurtuluşVittorio "Vic" Castenza
Heinrich SchmiederTheo Lohmann
Karin BaalMarianne von Klausnitz
Uwe KockischOberst Krüger
Rainer SellienGeorg Himmrich
Wolf-Dietrich SprengerFotograf Grüner
Wilfried HochholdingerBellofs
Gode BenedixHerbert König
Simon von ParysWilliam Ogilvie
Louis LamprechtEwald Mezger
Shawn LawtonGerald McLoud
Uwe ZerbeFriedrich Meyer
Heidrun BartholomäusUniformierte
Antje StraßburgerSchaffnerin
  
Production company:TeamWorxX Television & Film GmbH (Berlin / Potsdam / München / Ludwigsburg)
in association with:Sat.1 GmbH (Berlin), Radiotelevisione Italiana - Rete Uno (Rom), Kirch Media GmbH & Co. KG (Ismaning)
Producer:Nico Hofmann, Ariane Krampe
Producer (TV):Alicia Rémirez
Line producer:Madeleine Remy
Unit production manager:Tim Greve, René Korenár
Location manager:Sebastian Werninger
Original distributor:Basis-Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Original video distributor:BMG Video Universum Film GmbH & Co. KG (München)
DVD distributor:BMG Video Universum Film GmbH & Co. KG (München)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Investitionsbank Brandenburg (Brandenburg)
Length:2x 94 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.01.2001, 86695, ab 12 Jahre [DVD]
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 21.01.2001, Sat1, Teil 1;
Uraufführung (DE): 22.01.2001, Sat1, Teil 2

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Originaltitel (DE) Der Tunnel

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Length:2x 94 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.01.2001, 86695, ab 12 Jahre [DVD]
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 21.01.2001, Sat1, Teil 1;
Uraufführung (DE): 22.01.2001, Sat1, Teil 2
 

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