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The Tower (2012)

TV Movie | 180 min | Drama

A look at Communist East Germany in its final decade. The story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state's facade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, the educated few still enjoy some advantages under...See moreA look at Communist East Germany in its final decade. The story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state's facade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, the educated few still enjoy some advantages under the system. The Hoffmans gather often with family and friends for warm dinner parties rich with derisive political banter, live classical music, and spirited discussions, holding out for a better future. But even as Richard has high hopes and strict demands for studious Christian, he hides a passionate double life and shocking secrets that come back to haunt him. Against this tense climate of fear and mistrust, with the secret police lurking ominously in the background, choices are made and actions taken that have devastating repercussions. Written by Music Box Films See less
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Thomas Kirchner (novel adaptation) | Uwe Tellkamp (novel)
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Nov 7, 2014 (United States)

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Hans-Uwe Bauer
Ulrich Rohde (as Hans Uwe Bauer) Ulrich Rohde (as Hans Uwe Bauer)   See fewer
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Heinz Schiffner Heinz Schiffner   See fewer
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Martin Bruchmann
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Student (as Bettina Dawn Kenney) Student (as Bettina Dawn Kenney)   See fewer
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Barbara Rohde Barbara Rohde   See fewer
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Richard Hoffmann Richard Hoffmann   See fewer
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Jürgen Maurer
Rechtsanwalt Sperre (as Juergen Maurer) Rechtsanwalt Sperre (as Juergen Maurer)   See fewer
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Claudia Michelsen
Anne Hoffmann Anne Hoffmann   See fewer
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Franziska Franziska   See fewer
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Ernst-Georg Schwill
Chefarzt Müller (as Ernst Georg Schwill) Chefarzt Müller (as Ernst Georg Schwill)   See fewer
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Martin Seifert
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Christian Sengewald
Thomas Wernstein Thomas Wernstein   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 552 votes