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  • The Tower (2012)
  • TV Movie | 180 min | Drama
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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Writers
Thomas Kirchner (novel adaptation) | Uwe Tellkamp (novel)
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Anja Dihrberg-Siebler (as Anja Dihrberg) | Johanna Ragwitz
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Release date
Nov 7, 2014 (United States)

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35 cast members
Name Known for
Hans-Uwe Bauer
Ulrich Rohde (as Hans Uwe Bauer) Ulrich Rohde (as Hans Uwe Bauer)   See fewer
Klaus Bieligk
Heinz Schiffner Heinz Schiffner   See fewer
Martin Bruchmann
Jens Ansorge Jens Ansorge   See fewer
David C. Bunners
Der Ältere (Stasi) Der Ältere (Stasi)   See fewer
Josephin Busch
Reina Kossmann Reina Kossmann   See fewer
Claudia Geisler-Bading
Frau Kolb (as Claudia Geisler) Frau Kolb (as Claudia Geisler)   See fewer
Andreas Genschmar
Lagerarbeiter Lagerarbeiter   See fewer
Bettina Kenney
Student (as Bettina Dawn Kenney) Student (as Bettina Dawn Kenney)   See fewer
Janusz Kocaj
Falk Truschler Falk Truschler   See fewer
Steffi Kühnert
Barbara Rohde Barbara Rohde   See fewer
Jan Josef Liefers
Richard Hoffmann Richard Hoffmann   See fewer
Juergen Maurer
Rechtsanwalt Sperre Rechtsanwalt Sperre   See fewer
Thorsten Merten
Manfred Weniger Manfred Weniger   See fewer
Claudia Michelsen
Anne Hoffmann Anne Hoffmann   See fewer
Sergej Moya
Ezzo Rohde Ezzo Rohde   See fewer
Annika Olbrich
Franziska Franziska   See fewer
Peter Prager
Direktor Fahner Direktor Fahner   See fewer
Lea Ruckpaul
Verena Verena   See fewer
Udo Schenk
Kohler Kohler   See fewer
Götz Schubert
Meno Rohde Meno Rohde   See fewer
Ernst-Georg Schwill
Chefarzt Müller (as Ernst Georg Schwill) Chefarzt Müller (as Ernst Georg Schwill)   See fewer
Martin Seifert
Herr Schnürchel Herr Schnürchel   See fewer
Christian Sengewald
Thomas Wernstein Thomas Wernstein   See fewer
Peter Sodann
Max Barsano Max Barsano   See fewer
Stephanie Stumph
Ina Rohde Ina Rohde   See fewer
Jan Thomayer
Extras Extras   See fewer
Valery Tscheplanowa
Judith Schevola (as Valerie Tscheplanowa) Judith Schevola (as Valerie Tscheplanowa)   See fewer
Nadja Uhl
Josta Fischer Josta Fischer   See fewer
Sebastian Urzendowsky
Christian Hoffmann Christian Hoffmann   See fewer
Petr Walter
Extras Extras   See fewer
Antonio Wannek
Stefan Kretzschmar Stefan Kretzschmar   See fewer
Thomas Picek
East German Army Lieutenant (uncredited) East German Army Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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