German Studies Film Series: 30th Anniversary - Fall of the Wall --- PART 3

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 4:00pm to 6:30pm

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THH, 309K

The Tunnel (2001) by Roland Suso Richter, (125 minutes)

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.

Event Type

Arts, Film Screening




University Park Campus



German Studies Program
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