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      The Tower

      Released Nov 7, 2014 2h 0m History Drama List
      17% Tomatometer 6 Reviews In Communist East Germany, a surgeon (Jan Josef Liefers), his family and a community of privileged intellectuals go about their daily lives behind the Berlin Wall. Read More Read Less

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      Stephen Holden New York Times In its stunted theatrical version, the second half is a sketchy digest of events that leaves you feeling cheated. Nov 6, 2014 Full Review Wes Greene Slant Magazine As the psychology of the characters hardly connects with their distinctive milieu, the film merely suggests a conventional family drama littered with empty pot-shots at governmental authority. Rated: 2/4 Nov 3, 2014 Full Review Oktay Ege Kozak The Playlist "The Tower" is a middle-of-the road kind of dramatic experience. It does a good job depicting the day-to-day struggles of life in The GDP while falling victim to obvious tricks of melodrama and a muddled execution. Rated: C Dec 4, 2014 Full Review Andy Crump Movie Mezzanine The Tower engages with its literary and historical bases without saying much about them. Rated: C Nov 14, 2014 Full Review Louis Proyect rec.arts.movies.reviews More interesting for its insights into East German society than as film art. Worth it for those trying to make sense of an end to the "End of History" nonsense defended by Francis Fukuyama. Nov 8, 2014 Full Review Doris Toumarkine Film Journal International The Tower offers solid performances and stories that hold interest, but its look is more that of TV movie than atmospheric evocation of a dreary historic period. Nov 6, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In Communist East Germany, a surgeon (Jan Josef Liefers), his family and a community of privileged intellectuals go about their daily lives behind the Berlin Wall.
      Director
      Christian Schwochow
      Screenwriter
      Thomas Kirchner
      Distributor
      Music Box Films
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 7, 2014, Limited
      Runtime
      2h 0m