Rent The Tunnel (2001)

3.8 of 5 from 82 ratings
2h 40min
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This incredible true story takes place in Berlin, 1961. Germany is a country divided. Harry Melchior has narrowly escaped the communist regime of East Berlin and now in the West is determined to free his sister who was not so lucky. Joined by others also desperate to free their loved ones, they have an audacious plan: to tunnel beneath the wall and the 'death strip' patrolled by border guards. But not everyone can be trusted and they are soon digging for their lives in a nerve-racking race against time.
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Johannes W. Betz
Der Tunnel
Second Sight Films Ltd.
Drama, Thrillers
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Run Time:
160 minutes
English Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1

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Reviews (2) of The Tunnel

Bruce Willis eat your heart out! - The Tunnel review by Brummie

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Despite the subtitles this is an excellent and gripping film. The main character is a dead ringer for Bruce Willis. Thrills come quick and the end is as nail bitting as the exit from Stalag Luft 3!

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Overlong German Film Trying to be Hollywood, Good in Parts - The Tunnel review by PV

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This bloated flabby overlong film =- German but trying SO HARD to be Hollywood - is like many US movies these days, WAY too long, 2 hours 40 minutes! If they cut out the badly sagging middle bits all about relationships and love interest and sex scenes, that's lose half an hour at least. NO standard film needs to be over 2 hours. Epics maybe like Lawrence of Arabia or Ben Hur, NOT most. Films used to be 90 mninutes - see The Omen for a film with NO FLAB onm it; now I think the average is 2 hours 20 minutes. That is not progress.

It is a shame because that makes an interesting story boring. Act 2 sags badly and drags on for SO LONG before it all gets very exciting in the third act. Loved that.

Fascinating story based on truth about the Berlin wall, where so many were killed trying to flee to the west, which I have visited too. I used to work with an East German man in 1990s how as a boy when the wall went up, completely unexpectedly for most, total surprise.

3 or 4 stars but just SO long it spoils the film utterly. So 3 stars. I prefer German films which are German, not fake Hollywood.

And it seems one main character is played by an actor called Mehmet who would be Muslim then, which is obvious in a nude scene but not realistic in Europe of now or then.

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