freedom – The Wall

.. no one ever told you it would be easy, I guess – nevertheless we are all looking for it. It – that means – freedom. Easy you thought? .. so why then aren’t you there – over there, where it’s easy. For here on this side of the wall – I cannot claim that …

Apologies for never finishing this planned fictive personalized review. For the moment though – you can still watch the trailer, and explore what way of freedom might have been meant:

The following is a summery of the praised novel by Marlen Haushofer.

The film ‘Die Wand / The wall’ is based on a novel written in 1963 by Austrian author Marlen Haushofer, considered her finest work. It received the Arthur Schnitzler Prize in 1963. The novel is an example of dystopian fiction.

The novel’s main character is a forty-something woman whose name the reader never learns. She tries to survive a cataclysmic event: while vacationing in a hunting lodge in the Austrian mountains, a transparent wall has been placed that closes her off from the outside world; all life outside the wall appears to have died, possibly in a nuclear event. With a dog, a cow, and a cat as her sole companions, she struggles to survive and to come to terms with the situation. Facing fear and loneliness, she writes an account of her isolation, without knowing whether anyone will ever read it. (Wikipedia)


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