The Tunnel | 2005

Drama, Action
Based on the true story of the biggest underground escape attempt from East to West Berlin shortly after the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

Cast

... Harry Melchior

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... Friederike Scholz

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... Matthis Hiller

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... Lotte Lohmann

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... Fred von Klausnitz

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... Vic

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... Krueger--East German Secret Police Chief

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SAT 1

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Synopsis

In 1961 Berlin, as the Wall goes up dividing the city, swimming champ Harry Melchior escapes to East Berlin. Living in West Berlin with friends and fellow escapees, Harry devises a plan to get his sister Lotte and others over to them. His group decides to dig a huge escape tunnel underneath the Wall. As the project gains momentum, more people join the effort and more plan to escape. Over the year it takes to build the tunnel, pressure continues to mount on both sides of the Wall.

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