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The Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. On his own escape, he is determined the arrange the...See moreBased on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. On his own escape, he is determined the arrange the escape to the West of his sister and her family. The idea of the tunnel is born, but the project does not run smoothly. The participants struggle not only with the massive logistics of their task, but betrayal from friends in the East. And always the East German police are close to discovering the plot. Written by johnno See less
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Budget
$ 7,100,000
Opening Wknd
$ 3,127
Gross (USA)
$ 46,296
Gross (World)
$ 115,112
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Nov 3, 2001 (United States)

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Heino Ferch
Harry Melchior Harry Melchior   See fewer
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Nicolette Krebitz
Friederike 'Fritzi' Scholz Friederike 'Fritzi' Scholz   See fewer
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Sebastian Koch
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Alexandra Maria Lara
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Felix Eitner
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Mehmet Kurtulus
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Sarah Kubel
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Ruth Glöss
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Gode Benedix
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Simon von Parys
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7.8 / 10 | 5,690 votes