The Tunnel


2h 40m 2001

Brief 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

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Tunnel, Tunnel, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Beta Film; Beta Film; UFA Fiction
Distribution Company
Avatar Films/Home Vision Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 40m

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Tunnel, Tunnel, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Beta Film; Beta Film; UFA Fiction
Distribution Company
Avatar Films/Home Vision Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at AFI Fest 2001: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Showcase) November 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States on Video October 4, 2005

Released in United States September 16, 2005

Released in United States Spring April 29, 2005

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 7-18, 2001.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 23 - September 3, 2001.

Based on the true story of Hasso Herschel.

Roxie Releasing was previously attached as domestic distributor.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 23 - September 3, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 7-18, 2001.)

Released in United States Spring April 29, 2005

Released in United States September 16, 2005 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video October 4, 2005