The Tunnel Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for The Tunnel the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
4.0 from 0 reviews

Originally produced for German television broadcast. Based on the true story of Harry Melchior (Ferch), an East German swimming champ who fled to West Berlin in 1961 as the wall was going up. Melchior is so committed to getting his sister Lotte (Lara) and her family out of East Berlin that he hatches a plan to dig a tunnel under the wall. Naturally the tunnel becomes a massive undertaking requiring the clandestine enlistment of other West Berliners with loved ones behind the wall. This tense drama is packed with story lines and looming disaster--a rare gem with top notch production values.


Movies Unlimited, 3015 Darnell Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, Phone: (215)637-4444, Toll-free: 800-668-4344, Fax: (215)637-2350, Email:, URL:

Available on DVD
Running time 157 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, Germany, Berlin, Communists & Communism, Swimming, Team Efforts, Rescue Missions, Historical Drama, Period Piece: 1960s, Politics
Johannes W. Betz
Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Mehmet Kurtulus, Alexandra Maria Lara, Felix Eitner
Martin Langer
Roland Suso Richter
Harold Kloser, Thomas Wanker
Roland Winke, Eva Schnare, Bettina Schmidt, Astrid Karras, Michael Pfalzer
Nico Hoffmann, Ariane Krampe, teamWorx Production

Copyright © 2022 Net Industries - All Rights Reserved