The Wall (Die Wand) (2012)
Director: Julian Pölsler
This is an intriguing, mysterious, and unnerving meditation on loneliness and alienation. An art-house film that may not be to everyone’s liking, this top-notch drama features fantastic choreography and views of the Austrian Alps, as well as a great performance by Martina Gedeck. The plot: a woman visiting some friends in the Alps suddenly discovers that she is cut off from the rest of the world. And when I say “cut off,” I mean literally cut off. There is some kind of deflection barrier or “force field” that encases the area around her cottage from which there is no escape.