Der Mann Auf Der Mauer (1982)

Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Kabe (Marius Mueller-Westernhagen) lives with his wife Andrea (Patricia von Miseroni) in East Germany in an apartment that backs right up to the Berlin Wall. The Wall is only one of many confining aspects of life that drive Kabe nuts -- when he sees these barriers, he just has to cross them. Inevitably, he starts trying to jump over the wall again and again and is thrown first into a mental institution and then into jail for his repeated efforts -- which do, in the end pay off. It turns out he gets a reprieve when he is exchanged for some others on the opposite side of that wall in a deal between the East and West German governments, and lo and behold, Kabe is now in West Germany. Unfortunately, he is no happier looking at the wall from that perspective either. After all, his wife is on the other side -- and now what is he to do?



imprisonment, mental-institution