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Austrian film, Die Wand, Martina Gedeck, Marlen Haushofer, film awards
The movie Die Wand (2013) was hugely successful in the German-speaking world and once dubbed, also in other countries. It is often described as a film depicting a woman living in utter isolation cut off from any social contact. I, however, argue that the protagonist, though she is without any human contact, creates a family-like order with the animals that have flocked to her. She is the dominant mother figure who takes care of her “children” and defends them when needed.
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Rolz, Eckhard, "A Patchwork Family: The Struggle for Survival in Pölsler’s Austrian Movie Die Wand" (2016). Modern Languages and Global Studies Faculty Publications. 6.